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 box will not only improve insulation, but also simplify construction (compared to what I had …

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 place”. Final permanent installation of the foam insulation will come later this week. Anyway, here …

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 reassembly for permanent installation in the boat will begin later this week. Inner box 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 one point, as the ice box cabinet would have such large capacity, the plan was …

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 not happen so for now it is designated as galley storage for dry/canned food stuffs. …

Main Salon Portlight Ideas

Time is approaching to start cutting holes in the deck for portlights (while the weather is dry). I have been undecided on what to do with the main salon windows. We want something that provides much light. It does not have to be opening. The raised cabin trunk of the main salon provides a large area …

Marine Stainless Fittings LTD

A small boat diversion… Anytime you step onto a boat (on the hard, or in the water, it doesn’t matter) with the plan of tackling one task, you step off with five more added to the todo list. Such was the case last weekend when we were re-bedding the leaky portlights on the small boat. …

Intelligent Control

Not much happening lately due to a couple things. First, I started a new job, which makes the admiral happy, and I am kind of excited about the work (haven’t been excited about work in a while). Second, waiting on parts. The decision to go 24 volts means special ordering a number of items. Now, …

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 runs behind the frames have been installed. There should be no reason to get behind …