Category: Galley

More Ice Box

I finally fit the first layer of foam to the ice box cabinet. However, I am pausing here for the moment. A bit more research has suggested that, despite some extra cost, using vacuum insulation panels for the inner main…

Ice Box “Cabinet” Install

Well, I was hoping to get further this weekend, but when the outside temperature is in the 30s, EVERYTHING must wait for epoxy cure, even when using “fast” catalyst. So the ice box cabinet is “in”, that is, “secured in…

Ice Box Dry Assembly

The ice box cabinet is assembled for the most part. Some foam still needs fitting. The “top” will be fitted when the galley countertops are installed. The side face will be fitted with whatever hardwood ply is decided. Dis-assembly and…

Ice Box Design

What better activity for a freezing new years day… After revisiting some of my older thoughts on ice box features, I have made some changes, most in the interest of reducing complication, cost and build time. One or Two? At…

Galley Stores

Shelving has been fitted and painted in the area known as the “tunnel”. I am calling this area “convertible storage” as we have had thoughts of putting a hanging locker, or even an appliance in here. That may or may…

Galley Cabinets Are In!

Well, the carcases at least. This is one of those projects that has been “sitting in the corner and ignored” for a while now. The modular frames for the drawers and behind counter storage are now installed permanently. All plumbing…

The Garbage Chute

On the Westsail 42, the way the center cockpit is laid out, there exists a “notch” space inside where one leg of the cockpit settee wraps around to the front on the starboard side, to the right of the companionway.…

More Cabinet Carcases…

…in the galley. I added the large drawer assembly on the right, and the small under-stove one on the left. Just dry fitted for now.  Not quite a perfect assembly and paint job, but it will be covered up and…

First Galley Cabinet Carcase

First galley cabinet carcase has been assembled, painted and fitted. Ready for four drawers (and a face frame). Includes lower storage access against the hull. The main salon layout allows for a maximum drawer travel of about twenty inches (before…