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Saturday, March 09, 2013

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. It has quick access from the galley (within arm's reach).
Shelves fitted and painted

The shelving is half-inch plywood pre-laminated with plastic laminate for durability (both sides). Everything is mounted with screws, not glued, should we decide to convert the storage later. The idea for the face framing is to include large locking cupboard doors to keep things contained as the boat moves.
The tunnel, looking aft

Great storage for power tools and stuff
I need to deal with the starboard side deck drain, when weather is dry, before this can be finished out. Till then it makes great storage for power tools and stuff.

2 comments:

Rhys said...

Very good. Normally, I would prefer to keep tins, etc. low in the bilges, but that presents its own problems with rotation, chafe, damp and ease of access. I would suggest (even though it's more expense and work, that you make individual hinged and locking doors for each shelf and then number/label them and log the contents, so that you can open a single shelf compartment, retrieve Can or Spare X, and latch it shut again.

I would also suggest you devise some way to separate rows of cans so that they can't slide around in half-empty compartments. This might involve something as simple as balsa or thin plastic dividers in grooves.

I have opted for "Tupperware under hatches" (see http://alchemy2009.blogspot.ca/2012/10/stow-low-and-go.html), but your choice is clearly more convenient.

Robert Sutton said...

Thanks. Yeah finish work will include surface mounted fiddles on the shelves to keep things from sliding too much. Vent holes will be cut too.