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  • ArthurS18 commented on ArthurS18's instructable My Rebuilt Boat Galley1 year ago
    My Rebuilt Boat Galley

    So true. I don't quite live onboard full time but I do spend months on end in this space. The art of cramming stuff, sort of like a life-long game of tetris, is universally practiced on boats. I've spent many years installing things and learning to leave barely enough access for repairs without wasting an inch.Drawers are actually somewhat wasteful on boats. There is always a bit of space surrounding the drawers above, behind and below that can't be used, so the chest style hole in the top of a cabinet becomes more common as boats get smaller. On the other hand, I had so much wasted space around the diesel stove that this installation probably tripled my trinket and utensil storage.There is an oddly shaped void behind my new drawer stack and you can bet that I've been plotting about wha...

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    So true. I don't quite live onboard full time but I do spend months on end in this space. The art of cramming stuff, sort of like a life-long game of tetris, is universally practiced on boats. I've spent many years installing things and learning to leave barely enough access for repairs without wasting an inch.Drawers are actually somewhat wasteful on boats. There is always a bit of space surrounding the drawers above, behind and below that can't be used, so the chest style hole in the top of a cabinet becomes more common as boats get smaller. On the other hand, I had so much wasted space around the diesel stove that this installation probably tripled my trinket and utensil storage.There is an oddly shaped void behind my new drawer stack and you can bet that I've been plotting about what could possibly be installed back there. My counter top is removable with minimal hassle so that I can work in the space again. I've learned the hard way what should be glued in place and what should be removable.

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