Photos at last

This is looking forward with the galley (new sink, stove, cabinets) on the left (port), part of the settee (new cushions, table) on the right (starboard), and out bedroom (V-berth) beyond through the curtain.  The door opposite the curtain opens on the head.  The little closet you see way up forward is the locker for the anchor chain.

Here’s a view of half of our bed.  Both sides have identical bookshelves and portholes.  The quilt is one that Lulu custom-made in a V shape to fit the berth.  She also made the flannel pillow cases with matching V-shaped sheets.  The things under the bookshelf are our life jackets.
Here’s another view showing more of the V-berth.  Just aft of the bookshelf, you can see part of a little bin that I built so we have a place to stow the books we’re currently reading, glasses, bottles of water, headlamps, all the various items one wants in easy reach when laying in bed.  Both sides have identical bins.  You can also see one of the clothes locker doors.  These doors enclose the shelved area that I built to replace the space-wasting drawers that were original equipment on the boat.
View of the galley showing the new cabinets, stove and sink.  The thing in the middle of the picture with the propane bottle is a gimballed cooker.  Our big propane bottles haven’t come in yet so we use this little guy to heat water for coffee and such.  It will likely be the cooker of choice for quick snacks when the seas are rough.  You can also see the spice rack where we managed to have enough room for 28 different spices and herbs.  Not quite as many as we used to have but a more than adequate supply.  The open shelves are protected from losing their contents in a seaway by removable fiddles like the bar you see across the bookshelf on the other side of the porthole.
Lulu reading in the settee.  Note the snazzy new cushions with matching curtains.  She added 1-1/2″ of memory foam to the tops of the seat cushions and our butts have never been happier.  Added the same amount of memory foam to the bed mattress.  The open bookshelf behind Lulu is also protected by a removable fiddle when underway to keep the books from spilling out when the boat heels.  The pine piece next to the Grateful Dead poster is a rack for holding our dinner plates.  The GD poster is actually lithographed on metal and says “One More Saturday Night”.  Appropriate given the name of the boat.
That’s it for now.  Probably won’t be updating for a week or so.  We’re headed upriver tomorrow morning to have the boat hauled so we can do a bunch of below-the-waterline work on her.  I doubt the yard has WiFi.  Hoping to have some pix of a snazzy new exterior when we get back from the yard in a week or so.


About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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4 Responses to Photos at last

  1. garl says:

    Hurray! What great shots of the interior, what a difference since Anacortes! Lulu, you are truely an amazing woman (sewing…the challenge!) and Steve everyhing looks great!! sink, stove and all!!! I really like the memory foam idea too, someone was thinking!!!Now that lowering the mast has been accomplished wondering how stepping it again will go?? I'm waiting for E to get here so we can leave to head N. Blessings on you both & keep living the dream. Love ya, Sammy aka the boat gerbil

  2. Eric says:

    I would like to reconfigure my cabinets and I like the look of yours. What type of wood did you use? Eric

  3. Eric, The cabinets are all made of pine. The darker trim is some of the original teak that was already in the boat. The boat was so dark when we got her, what with all the teak and mahogany. I used lots of pine when I built furniture for our house and really like the way it looks and how easy it is to work with. Thus, when it came time to do the boat, the choice was obvious.-Steve

  4. That looks super! We, too added the memory foam to the v berth. We'll never go back. It makes such a huge difference. Looked like you guys have the same layout we have on the Moonrise. I've learned to be a contortionist getting out of the V berth in the middle of the night without kicking Mike in the head.

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