Hi, Rustic Charm,
On our first Insatiable, which worked well in a seaway, had double sink facing fwd, just to port of the centerline of the boat. Our fridge was next, to port, outboard
. Then, moving aft along the hull
, the stove (which had an oven), with some storage
below. Starting with a blank space, I'd want to be sure to have an s/s spacer off the side of stove cutout, so that it could help not put so much heat next to the fridge when the oven
is on. Both a fend-off bar in front of the stove, and a butt belt are necessary for cooking in a rambunctious sea way. There was storage space under the stove.
Ventilation: great if you can have dorades or a small opening hatch
at the fwd end of the galley, and an opening port outboard
of the stove, so that you can have a passive airflow of heat and cooking smells to the outside.
Jim put a little drop leaf table at the side of the sink, attached to a piano hinge for the support of that side, and had a leg to support it, that we removed and stowed under the sink for underway. The way he did it, it folded down over two cutlery racks, one up, one down, so all the dinner flatware was stowed there, and couldn't escape in a knockdown. In our present boat, we have more drawers, and all that is in a drawer.
Dish stowage was in a cabinet over the fridge door with openings wide enough and partitioned for different sized plates, bowls and mugs, wide enough at the top, then tapered down to a slot about 75 mm wide, so you could easily grab 4 or 6 at a time. The facia on the storage was cut in teak
, about 8 mm thick, iirc. Foolproof for a knockdown, might have lost something in a roll over.
Our trash on this boat is in a drop-out bin, secured with a barrel bolt type lock. Okay for rollover, but requires one hand to open and another to put the trash in. On the 36 footer, it was probably under the sink. The frame and trash bag on the inside of the sink door approach would work
If you're planning to take the boat somewhere hot, I suggest Caframo two blade fans, they're 2 speed, and you can aim them, they're easy to clean and good value. You'll be able to place one so that it will blow on the settee, or on the cook, which is really nice when it's really hot. You'll want one for your berth if you're single
, two if there are two of you. I have no fiduciary interest in the company, but after years of Hella fans, I really like how easy the Caframos are to keep clean.