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

So we pulled the trigger and it's all working out (rather smoothly, which has us worried) that we'll be sailing our new (to us) liveaboard cruiser, a 1978 43' Gulfstar Mark II down to our marina this weekend! Over the next 3 weeks we'll be moving aboard and doing the purge of all of our land life possessions. We've already gotten rid of all the furniture and anything that for sure isn't going aboard but we haven't yet dealt with our kitchen. So I thought I'd get some advice from seasoned liveaboards...
  • What are the must-haves in the galley?
  • What did you move aboard that you ended up never needing/using?
  • If you had a wish list for your galley what would it be?
  • Do you really need to only use plastic plates, cups, etc?
  • Any refits to your storage/cabinetry that you did that was a gamechanger?
  • Moisture issues for cooking ingredients?

I really like to cook and can be pretty ambitious at times which I don't expect will stop once aboard, just change. I want to be sure we have what we need to cook up good, nutritious and hearty food to get through our first winter aboard in New Hampshire!

Any tips, lists, thoughts would be very appreciated!

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FWIW - maybe plastic plates and utensils made sense decades ago when the earth and its resources seemed limitless, but I think it is high time we did away with them. I don't think paper is much better.
Especially for a liveaboard, regular tableware seems like the way to go.
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The one thing you do NOT have room for in the galley is trash. So I would second the notion that regular tableware is the way to go.

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I've learned that all respectable, hip cruisers have pressure cookers. I'll be experimenting soon.

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Congrats. I am good friends with the previous owners of Zephyr. Incredibly nice folks.

We live aboard in portland and are also members of CYC.

Answers to your question.

Need(for us at least):
- Home size galley sink and faucet with pullout sprayer. Many boat sinks are so small normal sized plates do not lie flat. Very difficult to wash and rinse cooking pans too.
- Under sink cold water filter.
- Folding dish rack
- Conventional SS cutlery and melamine dishes. No reason of plastic or paper.
- Can crusher

Not needed:
- Microwave

Previous owner added the shelf and microwave above the sink. We occasionally use the MW but mostly use it for storage.

http://www.tkronaboat.com/Projects/C.../DSCN1351.html

Some other easy upgrades we did to make life easier. Pneumatic struts to hold up icebox lids. Built in dishwashing soap dispenser.
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Wow! Thanks everyone, so helpful. Yes, I am definitely not considering using 'disposable' plastic - I am a VERY green person and would never consider that, it's against my "religion" . I guess I meant melamine vs. our porcelain dinner plates - porcelain definitely doesn't sound like it would work, So it sounds like melamine is the way to go.

@treilley you're right the previous owners are wonderful people! We feel very lucky to have found Zephyr she is a gorgeous and well-cared for boat. Portland is a fantastic spot to liveaboard - if you ever come down to Portsmouth area you'll have to look us up!
So the undersink filter - is that a drinking water filter? What type? I saw you also have a Brita pitcher. I'd love to figure out how to use our water tanks for drinking water rather than the buying and dealing with the gallon jugs that I've done on other live aboards.
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we do real plates and ss flatware. Glass glasses and bowls. The camp/expansion crap is useless for us. Much rather have a good pyrex than plastic.

we took the 20 space wine glass holder out

Other than popcorn and oatmeal, our microwave is seldom used, if at all.

We keep all the dry goods in small air tight containers, and we do throw some out more often than when at home...just too damp, or a forgotten top or loose lid.

We LOVE our small "crock pot" but noticed when we moved our kid out to grad school that the markets all have large or two/three crock units. small is hard to find.

like Donna, we are looking for a small burner sized pressure cooker, but most are large or huge and with only two of us, not sure how that will work.
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Dinks, buy the Melamine plates from a chandlery and ensure they have the rubber nonskid on the bottoms.

The under sink filter is a drinking water filter only on the cold supply. I believe it is a Kenmore model.

The pitcher is redundant filtering. We use the pitcher to save on water when waiting for the hot water to come up. We simply fill the pitcher until the water is hot.

Another tip I just thought of. Throw out all your round storage containers and buy square. Much more efficient use of limited storage.

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At least one good, sharp knife (Henkels, Wustoff, etc). Dull knives make cooking dangerous, particularly on a moving boat. Also, for anything you want to keep (pressure cooker), get good quality stainless. Everything else rusts.
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Home depot/Lowe's etc all have filter kits for under sink.....u want the .5 micro combo carbon ceramic ones. buy a couple extra filters and your good for years.
And camping sux after 2 weeks so just Use the plates/glasses etc u have.
bead of silcon on bottom helps with non skid.
Correlle is nicer than melamine imo if your going to buy new.
Don't buy anything in a marine store.

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