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Interior view, saloon. The port settee is what I call my "garage", full of toolboxes and toolbins. I've been doing a lot of work on the boat, and I keep the toolboxes out for convenience. The toolboxes and toolbins would be very difficult to store elsewhere. Most likely, the contents would have to be emptied out and distributed across many small lockers and nooks and crannies. This would make retrieving tools very inconvenient, so for now, I leave everything out. In the foreground is the refrigerator box; in the background, the door to the foward cabin; at right, the door to the head.
Interior view, saloon. The port settee is more hospitable. There are large lockers behind the seatback. Much of the space below the settee is taken up by a large stainless steel fresh water tank. Same thing for the port settee.
Interior view, saloon. This shows the starboard settee with the dropleaf table open. It's a very sturdy table but there are no fiddles.
Interior view, saloon detail. This shows the forward end of the starboard settee. You see one of the Infinity bookshelf speaker systems, a Hella fan, and a reading light underneath. The overhead Alpenglow high-efficiency fluorescent light provides enough light to read at the saloon table; I rarely use the incandescent reading lights. Below the speaker system is St. Dilbert, the patron saint of all computer-engineers-turned-sailors. Above the speaker system are a couple of whacky toys my mother got me. When you drop them on the floor, they shout or make comments, using an internal battery and speaker.
Interior view, saloon. This shows the aft end of the starboard settee, with the Force 10 propane cabin heater. Just below the portlight is the ICOM SSB (single-sideband) radio. Behind the heater bulkhead is the head.
Interior view, saloon. This is the view looking aft towards the galley. I wonder what that big white thing is? On the top of the table (shown folded in this picture), between the two grab rails, there is a built-in storage compartment. I keep my camera and small electronics there.
Interior view, saloon. Another view of the "garage" on the port settee, looking aft towards the galley.
Interior view, saloon detail. Yet another view of the "garage", looking forward from the galley. Allow me to introduce my toolboxes and toolbins (from left to right): The upper gray toolbox contains lots of drill bits, saw blades, grinder disks, and other small accessories. The lower gray toolbox contains numerous small hand tools, like screwdrivers and pliers, hammers, small clamps, etc. The yellow toolbox has electrical supplies (like crimp connectors, electrical tape, heat-shrink tubing, etc.) and electrical tools (wire strippers, crimp tool, etc.). The orange toolbox contains small woodworking tools, like chisels, small saws, small planes, files, an "eggbeater" drill, sanding blocks, etc. The big blue toolbin contains power tools, like a drill, jigsaw, sawzall, angle grinder, Dremel tool, plus a fluorescent work light and extension cords. The smaller blue toolbin contains all kinds of stuff: big adjustable wrenches, big pipe wrenches, a palm sander, all the pieces for the portable vise, a smaller vise, a big measuring tape, sharpening stones, plus other unknown things too deep to dig out. The dark gray toolbox contains a million (more or less) stainless steel fasteners, plus taps, locktite, x-acto knives, teak bungs, cotter pins, etc. The far gray toolbox contains mechanic's tools, like sockets and wrenches, torque wrench, hand-operated impact wrench, etc. On the cabin sole next to the table is a footlocker (barely visible, and mostly empty, surprisingly enough). On top of the footlocker is my computer printer and a plastic tub with computer accessories. I think I need a bigger boat!
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