I was thinking about functional space and since I’m the only one who really cooks or uses the galley – I was wondering if anyone has moved it back. It just seems like a HUGE amount of space and when I was planning to design my own teardrop I decided I only needed about 18″ for a galley. I will put in a pull-out or lock-on table to give me some functional space to prep and probably cook in a different location. We are a Biolite family and I would not be comfortable cooking under the galley hatch with a Biolite stove.
I realize I would need to leave in some form of cross-bar for the structural support it provides as well as cut down and trim the vertical part, but I wanted to get other’s feedback who have completed their builds to see if they had any dire warnings. 🙂
It would certainly be possible to change this but would require a lot of modifications.
Bulkhead would have to change its shape entirely, possibly requiring a new piece.
the cutout for the galley hatch opening would change
the hatch gutter pieces would need to be modified
you may need different length gas springs to accommodate a shorter hatch
the shelf and its fiddle rail would need to be cut shorter
I too thought the galley space was larger than I needed, that is why I opted to use part of the galley space for cabinets which are accessed through the bulkhead. The cabinets didn’t require much modification to the base construction, and I believe they were an invaluable addition.
Left and Right boxes are the cabinets, the center is for the electrical.