Most of the issues with the new ride can be sorted in due course. You uiltmately choose your priorities.
As for the galley ... just how much passage making do you intend to do ? The more time I spend on passage for longer than just daylight runs the more I realise that all galleys are a bugger to work in at sea and that unless you are talking passages of longer than four or five days then its best to do most of your preparation before you set off and/or eat simply when at sea. But I'm sure you know all this.
Reality is you'll spend most time at anchor where the only negative of the in line galley is the loss of a settee berth opposing the dinette.
Good to hear your op went well.
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