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The Galley : How Things Work

$29.95 GST

This is not the usual galley book. Food is barely mentioned and there are no recipes. Instead, this book delves in depth into the infrastructure of a boat galley – the equipment that is available and how those devices work, along with installation requirements and suggestions.

Although on the surface the boat’s galley may seem to be a very simple affair, in truth it can be a rather complicated amalgam of various, and sometimes advanced, technologies. The galley equipment described includes: water pumps; types of plumbing; the pros and cons of water-tank materials; reverse-osmosis watermakers; types of stoves and fuels; ice box insulations; electrical and mechanical refrigeration; marina water connections; raw water faucets; electrical and heat-exchanger water heaters; fume detectors; inverters; galley appliances; fire extinguishers; barbecues; shore-power connections – and much more.

It is the purpose of this book to explain these technologies and present the wide range of options that the boat-owner has when tackling a galley project, either large or small. It explains how each of the components of a galley works, the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as upgrading options.

Author : Donald Launer

Paperback: 256 pages

SKU: P32587

Donald Launer’s The Galley: How Things Work … is a thorough compilation of galley infrastructure and resources, materials choices, and galley hardware, from types of water tank materials to stoves, fuels, pumps, electrical requirements, as well as construction considerations. “I had experience putting things together,” (Launer) says. “It seemed appropriate to help others who were either modifying or building their galleys from scratch. ― Cruising World

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