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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

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Ha! I knew it! CruisingDad was posting while I was composing! Great minds, and all that...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your pressure cooker. Someday, we'll both be in the same harbor at the same time, and we will most assuredly have a potluck - and cookoff - your grilled fish vs my pressure-cooker curried fish stew. And beer. Lots of beer.
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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

Add to Brian's list a Baking Stone for your oven. One can by an over-sized pizza stone and have it cut to fit at a local tile shop. It's great for baking French bread and rolls in the oven and, set on the lowest shelf, will stabilize the heat distribution in the oven. The weigh also acts as a counter-weight to items place on the burners (assuming a gimbled stove of course). With a pattern of small holes drilled in it, one can use matching sized bolts, stood on end through the holes, to stabilize pans in the oven (if cooking in a seaway).

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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

Ooh, totally forgot the vacuseal! THAT was the gamechanger for longer cruises. And not just for food - we sealed spare parts, Q-tips, medicines. Anything that would be affected by moisture - it just increased the places those things could be stored, in addition to decreasing the space needed. But beware it can work TOO well; I recently found a pound of dried lentils dated 9/09. Still firmly sealed.
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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

I second the seagully filter....we have it dispensed to the sink and drink the water from the tank that filters through it....better than bottled water IMHO. I bought a bag of 25 microfiber towels at Sam.s and they are great for all sorts of cleaning jobs ....save on paper towels. Cut them in quarters for dish cloths.
Make polar fleece bags for your pots and pans so you can stack them without them banging underway.
We bought a carafe to put the coffee in....keeps it hot longer. Stacking plastic bowls with lids - easy to store and can be used for multiple purposes like serving, mixing and storing food, etc.
We use nice porcelain dishes, plastic insulated glasses ( don't sweat) and good quality SS cutlery.
After I get back from shopping before I unload the trunk I "depack" the overpacked foods And stuff like cereal and cracker boxes, clothing tags, plastic blister packs etc. keep a pair of good household scissors in the trunk for this.....then toss it all in the Marina dumpster before you carry stuff on board in your reusable cotton duck shopping bags. Saves so much garbage form having to be hauled off the boat.
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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

Thank you, Brian and Jaye. I have a stimulus list all ready. I just spent some time at Galleyware.com. Not only do they have several items I want to buy and/or replace, the company is local-ish. Our boat came with what I see is the least expensive line of flatware that they sell. That's one thing I'm getting rid of as the forks are SHARP and more than once I've drawn blood. Hopefully if I upgrade they won't be lethal.

I agree about the grill. We bought a Magma grill for $5 at our sail club auction. It was well used but still works and for $5 can't be beat.

The baking stone idea is great, too. Although I do personal pizzas on the grill, I use a stone in the oven for large pies. I have a smallish stone I bought from Pampered Chef that would work perfectly in the boat oven.
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What a gorgeous picture - thank you so much for sharing! She's a stunner. We can't wait to explore the Maine coast in her next summer.
Great. Let me know. We can show you some nice anchorages.

Also, I would be happy to send you the originals of those photos if you like. I think they are either 12 or 14 mp.
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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

Here's our experience, for what it is worth.
1.Our galley is less than 6 square feet, yet we regularly serve 6-8 covers at a time.
We have even done a well recieved thanksgiving dinner. Eating on a boat buys you a whole ton of forgiveness from otherwise picky guests.
2. We don't buy anything from a chandlery. go to your nearest dollar store and buy melamine plates, and non-skid placemats, and a packaged set of flatware. for $20, you should be able to get a dinner service for 6-8, and while it aint;' fancy, the atmosphere more than makes up for it. For a further $75, you can even get a usable set of nesting cookware from any number of online retailers. So, for under $120, you can have a fully outfitted galley, including cheap but serviceable stemware, for those picky guests who don't like to drink their pinot out of solo cups.
(not that there is a difference between "guest" and "crew'- crew will happily drink whatever you have out of whatever you got, while guests are more high maintenance. in other words, crew get invited back, guests get a one-time pass.)

3. Get a crapload of 1/2 pint and 1 pint sealable reusable containers. You will always dice too many onions, too many peppers, too much garlic, etc., save it and reuse, or, if you have the time and forethought to prep, dice extra for meals the next day.
4. We don't use a pressure cooker. we don;t have room for it. if you've got room go for it.
5. Non-pressure alcohol stoves will cook damn near anything, no matter what anyone says. We have used ours for 5 seasons, and have used our PITA Kuuuma BBQ twice.
The key is to keep the alcohol burners topped up- fuel is heat, and heat is your friend. Light the burner, lay on the pan, then let the pan get hot. Go chop cilantro, or more garlic. You can always turn the heat down, but it is damn hard to coax a full pan to get hotter. And nothing has ever been ruined by more cilantro or garlic. except a vamp[re's grand entrance. and dessert.

Filet mignon and asparagus risotto on an alcohol stove? Done it

Pork souvlaki with pan-toasted vietnamese style baguette, fried peppers and onions, tzatziki and hummus? done it.



6. Spices are like sex toys- try 'em you'll like 'em! experiment, have fun, with tarragon, cumin, thyme, rosemary, oregano,, keep a bunch on board. Hell, with the right spice profile, a pouch of ramen noodles and slices of fried bologna in boiling water will make guests swoon.
7. Worcestershire, Siracha sauce, Soya sauce, tabasco, hoisin sauce, maple syrup, oyster sauce, extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar and a bottle of yellow mustard don't take up much space but can make damn near any damn sauce or marinade you may require.
8. get at least three pairs of tongs.
9. all of those keychain floaties you get at boat shows? attach them to your tongs. trust me.
10. The money you have saved on flatware, dinnerware, expensive pots and pans, spend on a good set of knives.
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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

On the filtering side of things we quite like our faucet mounted filter.. it allows us to selectively filter just the water we drink.. not all cold water we use. Easy change out too, and we generally run through only a couple of filters per season.

We've never missed a microwave, would probably ditch it if we bought a boat with one.

Melamine plates and cups here too, acrylic glasses.

The readily available non-skid matting for place mats, locker surfaces, table tops etc have proven invaluable. Buy it in rolls and cut to fit.

We also use a plastic tub that just fits in the sink for washing... saves water (volume-wise) and doesn't rely on the sink drain plug. Also a handy place to put dirty dishes in until you're ready to tackle the chore.
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9. all of those keychain floaties you get at boat shows? attach them to your tongs. trust me.

GREAT idea! My brother was grilling corn on our boat grill. The (round) corn did not roll off the grill but the tongs were overboard almost immediately. Next set of tongs will be tethered to the boat.
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Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

Another tip we highly recommend. Zip lock bags are only as big as what they store. We repackage everything we buy into zip locks and also use them for leftovers. You can also store them in very small spaces before use.
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