|With the u shape, I am secure in any seas.
My breakfast nook
Procyon has a U shaped galley.
I have one, huge, deep sink with a
dedicated filtered water tap, a high arced water faucet with one control
for both hot and cold water (very important as when you are watching water
usage it is a real pain to turn off and on hot or cold water, or it takes
2 hands). Have a hand pump for salt/fresh water.
My Force 10
stove/oven has been great. It has 3 burners, a broiler and oven.
Takes regular sized pots/pans just fine. Next is a deep dry storage
then the extra big fridge. My freezer is in a compartment just across the
companionway. I have a special vented locker with 2 wire drawers for
fruit/veggies. Also cabinets/drawers all around.
We have a breakfast nook just on the open end of the galley with more storage space for my
pots/pans, silverware and dry goods. The silverware drawer is under the
table, pulling out forward and aft so they never move under way either. I
love this whole set up. It is so functional, nice to look at and
has tons of storage. Can't tell you how many cruising boats I have been
on that have almost no storage for dry goods in the galley so you have to
go all over the boat to get food.
We have a
generator (Fischer Panda Mini 8) and an inverter/converter (Freedom 2500).
Our house battery bank has 1100 amp hours with a separate starting battery
of course. We also have 2 X 110 amp solar panels.
When we got to New
Zealand the first year we installed a step-down transformer so we can plug
into 220/240. This has been great. Just have to watch certain things as
it does not change the hertz so you have the 50vs60 cycle issue. Clocks and motors run slow. Most things do not matter however.
have not run the motor we run the generator every day. I like hot showers
so have to heat water if nothing else. Also my big fridge and freezer take
a lot of power, especially in the tropics so use up a lot of juice. As I
have said many times, I am not camping so these are just things that we do
to make life a little easier.