To me the companionway
cover and the quarter berth offer a lot of opportunity for creativity in a small boat
. My original galley
was stuck in the port rear corner. The engine
box protruded 12 inches or so forward of the companionway. There was a "large" storage
area under the sink but it was very hard to access because it was stuck in that corner.
Atom and others have moved the galley
sink to the back wall as opposed to the side - This seems logical and a nice idea.
I may be trying to do too much but I am planning a galley on port where the counter wraps from over the engine box, around the port rear side, next item will be the ref/cooler, then the a/c then the head
, moved from centerline under the v-berth to the port side.
This will "fill up" the port side and pretty much eliminate the port berth and setee. I'm OK with that, there will be seating on starboard.
I am also planning to create a pull out "dolly" on rails that goes in the stbd quarterberth. There is a lot of storage
there but it is hard to access. If I make a pull out sled, I can open the door and roll the "bin" out along the stbd seat.
Above this and "wrapping" around the stbd rear will be the nav station and electical panles although the switch panel just below the companionway as Atom has done it is also intriguing.
distribution will be on the inboard wall of the quarterberth, as the batteries
are just on the other side of that bulkhead. This makes very short wire runs and gets all the fuses
out of the engine bay.
The other choice for galley top (for me) is either the galley top "flush" with the companionway entrance - this means the box above the engine his a lot of headroom
- this could be used to create a storage box under the countertop and above the engine as Atom has done but for me won't be as extensive because I still have the engine underneath.
I plan to move the seat back towards the centerline and create storage behind the seats. The downside of this is I lose berth width on the stbd berth. This is where Atoms roll out berth may help. I don't expect more than 2 aboard and can give up the 3rd but I'd like a 3rd berth for in case I get a 3rd on board.
Hopefully I will get some mock up pictures done today and maybe some schematics. My art skills are less than optimum...