|After the refit, the galley was much more user friendly. |
The height of the now-open center section was increased by sawing the top edge as high as possible without interfering with the electrical wires. The entire opening was trimmed with teak. Then we installed a removable teak batten to hold items in place while under way. The open cabinet area measures just over 21 inches long.
We also decided that we wanted a new, larger sink. We bought Kailani in 2005, and the finish on the double-basin sink was deteriorating. The sink was too small, and we couldn't put dinner plates in the bottom of it for washing. After measuring the available space, including the faucets, we decided to replace it with a Kindred 17-inch by 23-inch single-basin household sink that we bought online for $80.