Here are some photos of the extra shelf used for drying dishes:
and with it in use drying dishes:
My apologies for the poor image quality. The shelf has a lip that sits wedged behind the fiddle, and there are two angle braces below. You have to be aware of it if you are using that bunk, but all in all it is very useful space.
As you can see, my chart table is also a flat working surface, with the swing-up legs. That is the most used space on the boat by me. It is the perfect work height for galley work, and I use it as a light duty work bench, and of course nav station underway, w SSB and HAM behind. A third of it is usually covered in fruit during summer coastal cruising. We of course keep it stowed while underway, but in calm conditions or at anchor we'll leave it out, where it is vulnerable to wakes or whatever. I lost a peach last summer.....and found it weeks later
Where do ya'll keep your fruit? I try to only take meat, milk, eggs, and veggies from our farm while coastal cruising, and we eat a lot of fruit from the market and sea life when we score. Turns out I eat much better on the water overall... now where did those cookies go?
The ergonomics of our nav stations and galleys work very well for me, and I do cook far more on the boat while out cruising. What an incredible boat, really. Enjoying hearing how your boats are configured, thanks for the contributions.
Does anyone have a clever way to turn nav table into workbench? Like with a protective cover of some kind, like ply, and a vice?