Had hoped to sneak in a sail yesterday, but winds were gusting to 38 mph. Chickened out. Today there is no wind. Hopefully there will be some nice days soon.
The last boat camp trip may have spoiled us. Meals cooked at camp on our small butane stove top opened up a whole new menu. Though the gimballed cup stove still has a place under way, taking every meal in a 20 oz cup might get old fast. Chris Cunningham at Small Boats Monthly had a box for his galley kit. John Hartman on WFB had his boxes. So, after studying those and many camp cook boxes out there I decided to design my own.
First I wanted it as compact as possible while keeping all the galley necessaries inside it. The final box ended with these specs:
- 18″L x 12″D x 10″H
- 8mm okoume plywood sides and interior oak rails.
- oak cleat/handles
- neoprene rubber feet
- removable platform/ storage divider
- interior paint matches UNA’s hull
Box was shellacked for color and varnished to protect it. Rope tie-downs keep the lid on.
|handles with cleated lid|
|opened box with stores|
|divider/platform removed for wind screen|