Saturday, 18 February 2017
More about the boat.
Please ignore if you already bored with me waffling on about the boat.
She is a reverse layout semi trad with a large front deck.
Here is a diagram of the layout.
Reverse layout means that the kitchen or galley is at the back of the boat, many boats have the bedroom at the back but this means that if you are wet from steering the boat you come straight in to the bedroom. We wanted reverse layout partly to save the wet being tracked through the bedroom and partly as it is more sociable to have the kitchen at the back.
The semi trad stern means there are seats near the tiller, again a more sociable layout.
The kitchen has a fridge with a tiny freezer on top, gas cooker, washing machine, two shelves, four cupboards, six drawers and a wine rack, this won't get used as we don't drink wine though we do sometimes get a bottle in for visitors.
There are two leather reclining swivel chairs in the living area along with the multi fuel stove, three cupboards and four shelves. There is also a slot for a car radio to be fitted.
We would have preferred a Pullman diner but settled for an L shaped one, it is raised so it is easier to look out the window when eating. There is storage under the dinette cushions, this I have earmarked for spare bedding and my yarn!
The bed is 5ft wide and although it looks strange in the photo it pulls out to a full length bed.
The storage in the bedroom includes under bed space, a wardrobe, six drawers and two shelves.
The front deck is large, big enough for a table and a couple of chairs and a storage locker.
The bathroom contains toilet, basin, a cupboard, two shelves and a shower big enough for two, it's a good way to save water!
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