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Old 07-07-2017, 18:12   #1
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SUggestions for galley layout

I will be moving onto my Tashiba-31 in the next week and I'm looking for suggestions for how to best arrange the galley.

The attached shows the galley layout. I will be the only person on board and am an adequate cook. I will be making simple meals and some limited baking.

Any suggestions for where to store food/pans etc?
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A and B don't put cans up high, dry goods like cereals, powdered everything and such......
C find some larger plastic screw top containers, square preferably and use for pasta, flours, cornmeal, bags of herbs, all my spices are ziplock bags in a larger container

Again pots and pans under the stove down low

Enjoy your self it will work out in the end......
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Nothing in D effected by heat. Also, things in D that you are not likely to need once you start cooking. Much will become obvious in the first months though. Fun times! I made leather straps on the inside of cabinet doors for pan lids to rest in. Worked well.
The other thing is the garbage can. My best solution was always a swing out door low, (under sink?) either standard side hinged or custom hinged at bottom to tip out. Mount a platform for the correct size plastic container and easy peasy to use. ... as well as keep smell down. Probably the most useful thing I did in galleys.
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Canned goods: outboard, under settee, purchase dates written with indelible marker.

Pots and pans, hopefully underneath stove. metal bakeware sometimes gets stowed in the oven, but then is in the way when you're using it.

If you're an enthusiast of the silicone baking ware, I'd put it in the outboard part of cupboard C. And maybe trays and cookie sheets, although, a cookie sheet with handles can serve as a tray... C has a lot of potential, you could have a condiment tub in the inboard portion of it, lift it out to get to the other stuff.

Flatware and cooking tools in top drawer, maybe put in a divider. Eating ware above in the cupboard, for setting the table, or going out to the cockpit.

Foodstuffs, well, you may need some food hammocks, or baskets.

I think if you start out with what you know is essential, your favorite stuff from home (your best skillet, your pots that have lids that won't come off in a seaway, maybe a pressure cooker), then you'll add "wants" later on, you'll be okay.

For myself, with condiments and stuff like cooking oil, flavorings, etc, I like to place them on non-skid on the shelves, with the taller items at the outboard, and shorter, inboard, it makes it easier to see what's on hand. Be prepared to stuff towels or sponges in there to stop clicking and clattering. You may need to corral them in tubs to keep them in the cupboards with sliding doors.

I prefer cups that will stack safely; ditto, glasses. Pans which nest inside each other.

Fool around with it till you get it to where you feel good about it.

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I will be moving onto my Tashiba-31 in the next week and I'm looking for suggestions for how to best arrange the galley.The attached shows the galley layout. I will be the only person on board and am an adequate cook. I will be making simple meals and some limited baking. Any suggestions for where to store food/pans etc?
Hi! I'm sure you'll get plenty of good advices on where to put what... Just one thing: I much prefer the sinks against the aft bulkhead & a clear working counter on the forward side of the galley with ice boxe or fridge below. I think shipyards do the opposite 'cause they prefer to put the fridge compressor closer to the batteries & sailboat engine & the engine heat ???
PS: The best galley layout I've seen was on a Swan 55 (?): It was in the passageway between the aft bedroom & the main cabin with self draining cupboard above the double sink. You wash & rince the plates & put them in the above cupboard; they drained in the sink below... The Swan 40 also had a similar although smaller layout
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I started with nothing on my MAcGRegor 25. I installed a sink and then realized it was below my water line. Had to move it up higher. Duh! Put in a stove top and a microwave and iI was set. Keep it is simple as suits your taste.
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I highly recommend you get a cutting board that fits over one side of your double sink, left side if your right handed. When prepping food being able to slide the scraps into a bowl or bag that's sitting in the sink makes it so much easier. And have it extend over the open sink enough so you can easily slide the prepped food into a bowl
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I highly recommend you get a cutting board that fits over one side of your double sink, left side if your right handed. When prepping food being able to slide the scraps into a bowl or bag that's sitting in the sink makes it so much easier. And have it extend over the open sink enough so you can easily slide the prepped food into a bowl
This is an excellent suggestion. I add my recommendation to this. Rather than taking care to get the scraps in a bowl underneath though, I simply scrape them into the sink as I am working and collect them later. This allows any juices to drain.

Double sinks are SUPER useful on board. One side acts as an excellent spot to either dump things quickly if you are off for a short sail. For longer passages I generally put items frequently needed so they can instantly be reached for without opening cupboards - a couple of mugs, coffee, snacks etc. If you make a narrow board routed at the edges to fit snuggly across that sink and drill a big hole in it, it is the perfect spot to store a thermos (or two).

On the subject of storage, I would sort partly by weight, partly by how often you need to use the item (leave crawing on the floor trying to find items at the back of cupboards for things you need only occasionally). Rather than keeping all similar items together, I had 3 "tiers" of supplies on our old boat. Open items (all in storage containers to avoid insect contamination) were stored In the galley itself. Under a nearby step I kept about a week's worth of tins, milk, drinks etc. All the spare supplies (several months worth for some items) were stacked in harder to reach spots such as under the salon settees. Lifting cushions daily to dig for stuff quickly gets tiring, whereas a once a week expedition under the settees isn't too hard.

Galley space is precious so even consider putting items only needed when lots of guests are on board (eg extra glasses) somewhere else. I had these wrapped in bubble wrap in one plastic box under a settee. Not the conventional thing to do, but it gave me more room in the galley for items needed on a daily basis.

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PS Just one comment about the cupboard behind the stove. The temptation is to put items there that are needed while cooking, but I would do the opposite. Opening that cupboard is dangerous when the burners are on. You can either burn yourself or if the door is open the base of the timber can burn (don't ask how I know ).
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PS Just one comment about the cupboard behind the stove. The temptation is to put items there that are needed while cooking, but I would do the opposite. Opening that cupboard is dangerous when the burners are on. You can either burn yourself or if the door is open the base of the timber can burn (don't ask how I know ).
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I nearly set fire to the boat .

Any cupboard door than can swing over burners should have a warning sign in red .
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I highly recommend you get a cutting board that fits over one side of your double sink, left side if your right handed. When prepping food being able to slide the scraps into a bowl or bag that's sitting in the sink makes it so much easier. And have it extend over the open sink enough so you can easily slide the prepped food into a bowl
Daiso and other retailers specialising in silicone rubber have multifunctional toys designed for you. If you don't have a Daiso near you, here's an example (run your mouse over the image to see the drain holes):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mult...726311048.html
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Have a nice cutting board made to fit attached to the top of your stove, then purchase a Nuwave induction cook top for $90 along with a Nuwave infrared oven. Both are small and consume surprisingly small amounts of electric energy from the batteries. Then keep your propane bottle disconnected, sealed tight an use it for unusual circumstances.

We did this four years ago and have only needed the propane once to boil lobsters when it was discovered we didn't have an appropriate large pot that would work on the NuWave.

We now store potatoe chips in the oven and have no risk of flame, fire or explosions from cooking mishaps.

Advantages

1. No fire risk
2. No hunting for propane while carrying around heavy bottles in strange towns.
3. Use the oven for storage.
4. Faster cooking time.
5. Increased meal prep area.

Disadvantages

None

Note: The Hunterowners dot com website has a store where you can order a pre-made custom wood block. Just provide the model stove, and a fellow will make you a very nice cutting board with appropriate cut outs to fit your stove. I just checked their website and it no longer appears to be a stocked item, but I'll bet customer service can put you in touch with the workshop.
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Have a nice cutting board made to fit attached to the top of your stove, then purchase a Nuwave induction cook top for $90 along with a Nuwave infrared oven. Both are small and consume surprisingly small amounts of electric energy from the batteries. Then keep your propane bottle disconnected, sealed tight an use it for unusual circumstances.

+1 on the Nuwaves. I use mine with Le Creuset pans. Be ready to experiment with your recipes a little but over a few tries the Nuwaves mentioned will make you a better chef.
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Kenomac opened a can of worms. Let me start by saying I have an induction hot plate and in the fall and spring I don't have to use propane but in the summer all the electricity I produce goes into my refrigerator and my fans for cooling and in the winter it goes into heating pads. On a 31 foot boat you would be very hard-pressed to have enough solar to not need propane. If you're going to be at a dock that's a whole nother story
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All great suggestions here but let's talk your particular situation. Some consideration now should be given to whether you will be sailing on both tacks, one tack, or long stretches wing and wing.
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