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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

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That ship has already sailed. When you completely redesign the interior to fit your needs... Well, it fits YOUR needs. The average buyer who is looking for a Seafarer 34, is looking for a Seafarer 34. They are not looking for a Seafarer 34 that has been rebuilt to the specific wants and needs of one particular person.

If you are concerned about resale value, then leave the boat as the designer designed it, and the builder built it.

Since you're already past that, build it the way that will best suit you and forget about resale value. Accept the fact that--come resale time--you are going to have to price it to appeal to that particular buyer who just happens to have the same tastes as you, rather than for the general mass of potential buyers out there.

Good luck to you, whatever you end up doing.
Well the boat was originally a "kit" boat so there was no original design. And do you mean that his ship as already sailed, that it has already depreciated all it will, I agree. Early 70's boats have essentially zero value anyway and get crushed all the time because they are hard to sell or even give away. It may be harder to sell a customized boat, but he is not looking to reduce the usability much and it does not sound like the original fit out was very high quality anyway. I looked at an Seafarer 34 once, but it was way to gone for me to try to bring back.
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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

it's interesting that a lot of boats came with the option of either an amidships galley or a stern quarter galley.. and most of the ones you see out there have the latter.

I personally like the stern quarter galley's, it frees up more of the boat for "living" but I think if properly thought out and done, your amidships galley could work well

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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

We have the midships galley in our 1966 30 ft Pearson and it works well for preparing meals. Generally when we have guests we spend our time in the cockpit so table space is not a big deal.
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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

Entertaining falls somewhere on the list; I can see us doing it but it will be seldom. I agree with being on deck in the cockpit. I would rather us both be comfortable, we enjoy cooking plus I'm just two damn big to fit anywhere else. When we consider value it is based on the fact that we got this boat with brand new sails and a number of other new gadgets and appliances for the price of the new sails. Truly everything is being replaced, as if this were a kit boat again. Given the hull build quality as I see it and the well thought out features I think this boat will end up appealing to buyers should we choose to sell down the road. After some useful posts on here and more research I see that our option is viable and I think it is the best. Everyone has their own preference in the end. Thanks for the input and feel free to keep it coming
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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

I've looked at a couple of boats with midship galleys... Pacific Seacraft Orion 27 for one... Has the "feeling" of a lot more room than it really has and even has a "real' Nav station in it, not a bad design for 27 footer...

The question also crossed my mind about using it while under way...

But as a liveaboard - It wins hands down, a lot more (usable) counter space then with a U-shaped galley.
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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

I have a linear galley, amidships of the salon, on my 42 foot sailboat. It is the one feature I really don't like on the boat. It's great at anchor or in a slip, but a really bad design for being used while under way.

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Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

Our former yacht, a 1976 Cal 2-29, was fitted with a galley along the starboard side. While we had a swinging stove that could be used under way without difficulty, bracing oneself could be problematic. To overcome this, and for protection in front of the stove, I had a 1" stainless steel rail made up that ran the length of the galley. With this, we used a "fanny belt" that basically wrapped around one's hips, held in place with an adjustable buckle, and had two adjustable straps with Carabiner clips on the ends that could be snapped over the rail. With that, one could lean back, on either tack, and work with both hands, preparing and cooking food as necessary. The counter top was fitted with 3" tall sea rails to keep items from sliding off and we kept a couple of soft woven rubber mats about the size of a place mats rolled up in the cabinet under the side deck that could be unrolled and made good non-skid pads when necessary. Because the sink would not drain too well when deeply heeled on a port tack, we had a small plastic basin that fit into the sink to collect waste water that could simply be dumped in the head and pumped overboard. The arrangement actually worked pretty well for us once one became accustomed and comfortable with the fanny belt (which we kept an now use on our current yacht).


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