Wow, it sure seemed to take a long time for us to get here from the aft cabin, didn’t it? Well anyway, welcome to the galley and main salon! To your right is our fridge and freezer units. The refrigerator is 7 cubic feet packed full of healthy fare.
Above that is an electrical panel and a hammock bulging with snacks.
To your left is my napping area in the main salon. There is also tons of non-perishable food storage under the bottom cushion and behind the back cushion.
The map you see hanging on the wall is what we spend hours looking at and dreaming of all the places we’ll go. Under the baby swing is the washing machine, my first boat improvement project in 2009.
Here’s our table in the main salon, with the white aluminum tube of the mast going right through the middle!
Let’s open up the rest of the table so you can see just how big it can get. Definitely large enough for the food of a small church pot-luck. Not sure where all the people would fit though.
To your left is the galley. The oven/range is on a gimbal, which means it can swing on a pivot to stay level. This makes cooking possible on the high seas but not likely if the cook is too busy losing her lunch off the deck.
You know how everyone needs one of those “catch all” drawers? Well drawers waste a lot of space on a boat, so mine is built under the table top.
Look down and you’ll see the main hallway, a.k.a. Marietta’s running track. She has about worn out the rug running back & forth for exercise. Under the rug is a bilge hatch that leads to our wine cellar.
As you can see, no space is wasted in the galley!
We even have room in one of the cabinets for our new flat screen TV, complete with Marietta’s fingerprints from trying to use it like her papa’s iPad.
My beautiful washing machine enclosure was made by my own master carpenter and captain Jacko.
Let’s move the swing and open this up so you can finally see what other sailors desire most after a visit to our boat!
Jack is quick on the uptake: just once seeing a husband on another sailboat doing the family laundry in a large igloo cooler and me flashing him that “knowing” smile, and our new washing machine was shipped directly from Canada to our boat in Honduras. Trust me, with two kids in cloth diapers a washing machine is not a luxury. It is a necessity.
And with that we will start moving into the forward cabin, which has become Marietta’s domain. I’ll see you in there!