Interior of Tropical Dreamer
16 October 2007 | Somewhere in North Carolina
Keith , mid-October, 2007
The kitchen, the most important part of the boat. From the top clockwise, counter top near companionway steps, cold storage bin under counter (this boat has an excellent cold storage machine that even makes ice or freezes things - it does use a lot of battery power, but it seems to work out when motoring often), cabinets and microwave (works on shore power or when the engine is running with the high output alternator, same with the water heater), a stainless steel propane stove and cook top that can be set to swing back and forth depending on the heel of the boat (great for boiling water underway, which I did pretty much every day), dry pantry located under counter, and two sinks set towards the middle of the boat to reduce the anti-draining effects of large angles of heel. There's a port that opens right above the cook top for light and venting if the companionway planks are in due to rough seas or weather. I've cooked a lot on the boat this trip - in fact, I've probably only eaten out a handful of times. The propane burners are also useful for heating up the cabin temporarily when it gets chilly at anchor.