[Public-list] Modified galley and v-berth.

David Fisher liquid_addiction at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 2 16:55:36 PDT 2004

My Alberg has these modifications.  She was a live aboard for some years 
before I owned her and the former owners put a number of well thought out 
additions in.  The stove, which used of course to starboard of the sink, is 
replaced by a Force 10 two burner stove and oven forward, as in that one for 
sale.  In the place of the old stove is a refrigerator box.  Another 
refrigerator box is installed in the place of the oilskins hanger.  This 
gives good benchspace for the galley.  Opposite, where the old ice box was, 
is a nav table.  What is left of the starboard berth has been raised about 
25 cm. to allow for more storage underneath.  The backrest is gone, with 
cushion extending to the liner.  This extra width allows the space behind 
the oven to be used to make that berth into a quarter berth style 
arrangement.  It is a surprisingly good sea berth, where I can wedge myself 
in safely and comfortably.

In the forepeak, the berth has been filled in so that it forms a double bed. 
  To starboard there is storage, fire extinguisher and soon to be bits of 
the collapsible tender I am building.  It works well, I think, however it 
leaves the draws under less accessible.  It also fills the interior in more 
than would the original set up.

For weekending and daysailing, the original interior would definately be 
best, but as my home for at least part of the year and when I sail mostly 
single handed or with one other, I find my arrangement great.  The force 10 
oven and stove alone make the galley a better cooking areas than what I have 
at home.

Kalitsah 440, Sydney.

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