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Cutting Board/Sink Cover/Serving Board

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Simplicity always seems to be the best choice when It comes to sailboat systems, both aloft and below decks. This cutting board/galley sink cover must be one of the simplest but most useful items Larry ever built for me. When we were building Taleisin, Larry asked me if I had any use for the piece of laminated ash he had cut out to fit the sink Into the counter. “Yes”, I said, “a cutting board – one that can somehow be held in place over the sink so I get extra working space and anything that slides off will stay on the counter.” So our first over-the-sink cutting board actually matched the counter top. Later, when this became badly worn, friends in Brazil gave us a piece of one inch thick local hardwood known for its durability and resistance to warping. 15 years later, that cutting board, with its rubber feet, is a daily reminder of our wonderful times around Rio de Janeiro. The bars that keep the board in place are simply 1/8″ diameter stainless steel rod, bent to shape and Inserted into holes drilled into the edge of the wood.

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Cutting Board for Galley Sink – you need two pieces of stainless steel rod to support the board on the lip of the sink plus four rubber anti-skid feet to protect table-top surfaces when you use the board as a serving tray. The wood screws which attach the feet should jam against the rods to secure them In place.

 

Cutting Board for Galley Sink – you need two pieces of stainless steel rod to support the board on the lip of the sink plus four rubber anti-skid feet to protect table-top surfaces when you use the board as a serving tray. The wood screws which attach the feet should jam against the rods to secure them In place.

 

(More galley gear tips can be found in the updated edition of The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew, click here)

One Response to Cutting Board/Sink Cover/Serving Board

  1. RichC

    As always, I enjoyed your memories, stories and expertise … especially your ideas for those of us balancing our checkbook and love of sailing. (downloading Serrafyn – with one ‘F’ – music as I reply.) Thanks.

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