Galley Tips for Boating

Reusable Ice

Galleys with iceboxes can use ice blocks as one option of keeping contents cool. A method I find useful is to fill a plastic water container partially full of water and freeze it. There is little water in the icebox from melting and the container can be removed and refrozen for the next trip.

Pots and Pans for Boating

When looking for pots and pans for boating, you may want to browse the camping departments. Recently I was looking at the nestling pots, and realized how practical they could be on a boat with limited galley storage. There were stainless steel sets which I prefer for cooking. When outfitting the galley, the camping section may be a place to look.

Preparing the Galley

Spring cleaning is a time to wash all pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and lockers. An inventory of items already on board shows what needs to be repaired or replaced. The galley can be stocked with supplies used throughout the season such as canned goods, dry goods, spices, dish soap, and garbage bags.

I found it helpful when preparing a boat to line lockers with vinyl carpet runner cut to size. They can be removed for easy cleaning, and keep the lockers from marring.

Non skid runners are useful for lockers where dishes, condiments, and spices are stowed. Using non skid runners as placemats keeps plates from sliding on the table during mealtimes.

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