21 Sep 2014
The image shows our large rectangular ‘breakfast locker’, amidships under the saloon seat. It is perfect for bulk storage. Being low down in the boat, with non-slip mat lining the floor, nothing slides around. Even a rarely used Eski has a home there for storage of flour and grains. The hinging lid, opening athwartships, stays open when underway.
Some advantages of this large central ‘breakfast locker’.
1/ Open cereal boxes don’t need lifting out; we take our breakfast bowls to the locker so there’s less spillage at sea.
2/ When making bread, flour is scooped directly from the container with a place to rest a bowl while I do this.
3/ Tall bottles standing upright between the large plastic containers don’t clank. Homemade ‘bottled’ food tucks safely in the corner with sock muffs protecting the glass.
A small ‘cook’s locker,’ convenient to the galley under the cook’s seat on Banyandah, holds approximately 1/10 m3 against the hull on carpet with everything inside stored in zip-lock bags. I can still find things quickly in this locker although it’s packed with zip-lock bags.
Tip. Zip-lock bags are useful for storing dry goods weighing less than 1 kg. Food inside is visible so there’s no need to label. The bags lie flat so much more can be stored in a small space and they stay put on my galley bench when in use.
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