First I'll show you the galley. In the galley, we have replaced the old energy hungry home refrigerator with two modern 12 volt marine units. These use less than 1/10th the energy consumed by the home unit, and we can turn one off when we don't have large capacity needs, further improving the energy consumption.
|Two marine refrigerators have replaced an old home refer.|
New "raised dot" high-traction floor. Spill proof and durable.
|New convection microwave and gas cooktop. No need to start the generator to|
cook something on the stove. Also, nice new tile backsplash to complete the update.
|New wood wall to enclose the refer and provide a|
natural end to the counter top.
|New tile back splash and the new cooktop and microwave.|
|Here is our new settee. This space had two chairs and a table in it when we|
bought the boat. This is a much better use of space, at least for us.
|Excuse the mess, the kids were decorating for Christmas last time out. |
The surround sound receiver and satellite TV receiver are built into
the cabinet in the corner.. New outlets and switches on the aft wall.
|One section of the new bookshelf and storage cabinet. This was just a|
solid wall before with a big empty cavity behind it. We gained a LOT of
usable storage with this change. Cabinet doors not yet made for the cabinets.
|The steep winding stairs that lead below. Now|
much safer with the high-traction raised-dot flooring.
|New wood faces for each step, and the new raised|
dot flooring. Very high traction, and it will last for
decades, unlike carpet.
Once you get down those stairs you find both sleeping quarters, which we have completely rearranged to meet our needs. In the master stateroom, we now have a true walk-around queen bed. This is quite a luxury on a boat.
|A walk-around queen bed. No crawling over your spouse just|
to get into, or out of bed. Plus it's much easier to make the bed.
On the other side of the room we have created a bunk bed that converts to a couch. The upper bunk folds down and becomes the back of the couch. It will be great when we have guests, since we can accommodate quite few more overnight guests than we could when we bought the boat.
|The bunk bed that converts to a couch. Right now it's become|
a storage unit for excess remodeling supplies! New carpet.
|New 3-level V-berth. This is a unique room, and|
it will sleep 4 people. With two people it seems huge.
Also new carpet.
|The "cave". Our kids love this space. It is like a little fort, and it has a great|
storage cubby for their things too.
|View from the upper bunk. The large bed on the right is big enough for|
two adults, if needed.
|The radar mast, and some new antennas on the side|
of the flybridge. New red and green navigation lights
on the side of the flybridge (LED of course).
|Radar mast from the rear.|
|Radar mast from the front. Lots of new equipment has been installed here.|
|Larger swimstep. Dinghy quickly deployed in an emergency.|
I'll update this again in a few months after more has been done.