What does monohull galley storage truly look like?
Last week, I showed the galley storage on our 34′ Gemini catamaran. This turned out to be a really popular post, as it’s so hard to imagine how the storage areas would really work when you’re looking at boats.
Several readers asked to see the storage areas — as they are in use, not cleaned out for a photo op — on a monohull. Reader Rosalind Franks generously offered to take photos aboard her Caliber 40LRC (the LRC means it’s the “long range cruising” model with larger tankage).
First, the layout of the Caliber 40 LRC. The galley is a nice U-shape, and their monohull galley storage is pretty typical.
Monohull Galley Storage Pictures
The locker under the stove — as you might expect, it houses pans:
Over the stove — the previous owners had put a microwave there that has been removed. That’s the opening on the left. When underway, Roz and her husband have a strap that goes across the opening. They plan to add a door to this locker before leaving the San Francisco Bay area.
Spices are right behind the stove. With an arrangement like this, you have to remember to get out what you need before you light a burner. You never want to reach across a lit burner!
And the right-hand side of those compartments with the sliding doors:
Drawers next to and a locker under the sink area:
Drawer contents from top to bottom:
The cupboard under the sink:
“Overflow” storage for bulk goods and cans behind the back of the starboard settee:
Paper goods and cleaning supplies behind the port settee:
Their table folds into the wall and hides a wine closet, complete with nice storage for wine glasses. Hanging glass racks are nice, but glasses can clank together. Learn how to quiet them and prevent breakage.
Their table folds up against the wall and hides this wonderful wine and liquor cabinet! There’s a latch on the table, but they also use a bungee underway. Lots of non-slip material as padding, too!