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Post by 2stinger » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:45 pm

Just a general design question, why is the galley always on the port side of a vessel? Is it just tradition or is there a some standard of old that is still used.


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Post by TomW » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:32 pm

I have been on boats where the galley was to starboard. The main reason on smaller boats is that the galley uses less room than a head. The head is thus placed on the steering side(right) so that the captain has more room for electronics(See LB26). On larger, wider boats this is not aa much a factor.

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Post by slump67 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:38 pm

the plans for the DE25 show the galley to starboard. I've seen starboard galleys on many boats.



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Post by Knottybuoyz » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:19 pm

I've worked on a couple of design & construction projects for big ships (buoytenders & icebreakers) and the preference is for center mid ship galleys to lessen rolling & pitching in heavy seas. Can't feed the hungry sailors if you can't keep the soup on the stove eh? ;-)
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Post by TomW » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:45 pm

Rick center position is definately prime location for a galley. Even on a big ship have eaten corned beef hash for 2 or 3 days cause that is all they could fix that wouldn't slide out of the pans. :wink:

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Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:43 pm

Andy the last time I saw you was at Crystal River last year. I really liked your 21 foot refurbished boat. It was sweet 8) I was wondering how it has worked out for you? We are going to be there again this year. Please come if you can so others can see how nice a rebuilt boat can turn out with enough effort and hard work. Here is a couple of pics of your boat for those who have not seen it....

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The pictures are great but you have to see this boat in person to really appreciate it...

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Added... I almost forgot to mention that both of my cabin boats that I used to own had the galley on the port side.

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Post by Dog Fish » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:15 pm

Great job on that rebuild Andy. Sweet ride :!:

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Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:46 pm

On sailboats, if you are on starboard tack the boat will be heeled to port. So a port side galley is downhill for the cook and is easier to work with.

If you are on starboard tack and meet a port tack boat, you have the right of way and don't have to tack (and put the galley on the uphill side). So that is why sailboat galleys are traditionally to port.
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Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:13 pm

How's the boat on port tack going to cook :doh:

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Post by gk108 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:18 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:How's the boat on port tack going to cook :doh:
Very carefully. :D
We all know how important it is to keep the ships cook happy. :help:
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