The Importance of Galleys

"As a kitchen is to a house, the galley is to a boat; it is the center of the sailing lifestyle. We need to eat, our lives revolve around feeding schedules, and whether we are harbor, island, or ocean-hopping, the kerosene, alcohol or gas stoves and ovens are essential to our happiness. When you compare the history of mankind to the history of cruising—a way of life that pretty much started with Joshua Slocum barely over 100 years ago—the modern sailor is still in an embryonic phase. While electronic and mechanical progress may advance at light speed, and sailing may become unrecognizably high-tech and automated, one thing I know for sure is that the galley will always rule the nautical roost."

 (Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 18, 2004 )


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