GALLEY

ORIGINAL CABINETS
ORIGINAL CABINETS

Original cabinet doors were hinged at the top and lifted up to gain access. No microwave and no dish storage.

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UPDATING THE UPDATE
UPDATING THE UPDATE

A previous owner had updated the galley from the original layout. Previous to this under counter fridge, original factory equipment choices included a huge icebox to the right of the sink with either a 200 lb. ice capacity or an electric refrigerator.

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OVERHEAD CUT-OUT
OVERHEAD CUT-OUT

With companionway widened, the galley gets more natural light.

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APPLIANCES WAIT IN THE WINGS
APPLIANCES WAIT IN THE WINGS

The dinette makes a perfect staging area for the stove and fridge while the galley gets a makeover.

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PREPARING SURFACES
PREPARING SURFACES

Plywood is repaired and replaced where necessary to support the new counter top. A section of the cabinet face to the right of the stove insert is removed to make room for the drawer unit.

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ORIGINAL FINISHES REVEALED
ORIGINAL FINISHES REVEALED

The tan formica finish installed in the '90s is removed to reveal the original bright yellow linoleum backsplash, consistent with the theme of the original interior.

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DRAWER UNDER MICROWAVE
DRAWER UNDER MICROWAVE

The void to the right leaves room for the A/C outlet and a path for microwave ventilation.

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MICROWAVE INSTALLED
MICROWAVE INSTALLED

Existing cabinet width accepts the new microwave with no room to spare. Spice drawer (below) will get mahogany front when other cabinets are completed.

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DISH RACK LOCATION
DISH RACK LOCATION

A new dish rack will occupy this space. Evident on the right, the foredeck step developed a leak that was undetected or simply ignored for some time.

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TIGHT FIT
TIGHT FIT

Front-to-back and side-to-side space barely accommodates the dishes. Partitions need to be scored to get three stacks in. There is still room for a shelf above.

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GLASSES RACK LOCATION
GLASSES RACK LOCATION

This bulkhead seemed like a logical place to locate glasses.

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GLASSES RACK
GLASSES RACK

Glasses rack ready for installation.

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NO DRAWER STORAGE
NO DRAWER STORAGE

A galley without drawers is a drag. I decided to put three small drawers into the only unused space available to the right of the oven.

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DRAWER UNIT READY
DRAWER UNIT READY

Three drawers fit into this unit ready for installation next to the oven.

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DRAWER UNIT INSTALLED
DRAWER UNIT INSTALLED

What a difference a drawer makes! Flatware and other kitchen utensils are close at hand and organized. I was able to cannibalize the pulls from the discarded cabinet doors and re-purpose for these drawers.

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FLOOR BEFORE RESURFACE
FLOOR BEFORE RESURFACE

The linoleum floor squares came up easily. A little sanding and we are ready for teak and holly sole.

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TEAK AND HOLLY FLOOR
TEAK AND HOLLY FLOOR

When your skills are limited, you look for shortcuts. This floor is simply 3/8" plywood from the lumber yard. The holly is a veneer that is already set into the teak, so all you need to do is cut it to size, glue it down and varnish it, but don't tell anyone!

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BLACK PEARL HONED GRANITE
BLACK PEARL HONED GRANITE

I considered other counter top materials, but ended up going with this ageless flat finish granite. I made the templates and gave them to the cutters. Getting the main slab in between bulkheads was tricky, but with a little last minute grinding, it went in perfectly

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HUGE SINK
HUGE SINK

This stainless sink seemed designed for the galley. A deep, wide basin will take on any sized pot and the drainage tray makes rack drying a breeze.

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POT AND PAN STORAGE
POT AND PAN STORAGE

This rimmed stainless shelf works perfectly for pot storage and looks good under the factory hood vent.

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GALLEY FINISHED
GALLEY FINISHED

A stainless cook's shelf under the original vent hood provides more pot and pan storage, while a cutting board on top of the stove offers more food prep space. After finishing the dish rack and port light compartments in mahogany, I replaced the painted drawer front under the microwave with mahogany to complete the look.

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