I took many pictures of the boat over the last few months with my new fish eye lens. I had wanted to do a FAQ manual on the boat for the longest time with pictures and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to actually get it done. When I was home in the spring I did the bulk of the work and bought a couple copies of the book from Apple to see what it look like.
It was actually pretty good, but I needed a few more pictures for it that I took this summer and now I have just had copies for all the rooms delivered to the house.
I really enjoyed making it and I think it turned out halfway between a "manual" and a "picture book"
There are always so many quirks and information about the yacht and "how things work on it" to give to guests when they get on board that I can find myself rattling on for an hour with details when really, the guests just want to get out sailing and don't remember 10% of what was said. Then I spend days repeating the information over and over again to each person that asks, or waking up worrying in the middle of the night that they won't know where to get something they want.
I figured if I did a book, and put it in the rooms, at least some people would read it in the bathrooms and I would feel better. Seriously, after this many years, I was sick of hearing myself say the same old jokes on it...
Secondly, with us switching more to a "share the sail" format and expecting a lot more help from our guests, they NEEDED to know more.
These are some pictures that I had taken with the new lens for the manual...
All these pictures fit in with my "truth in advertising" kick that i have been on as well, and show parts of the boat that normally are not shown as much. I will try and post a few occasionally while I am off the boat over the next couple months.
First up, who ever displays the pantry? Well this is my pantry. The fish curtains go up to where Baz and I sleep. Most people think we have a "captains suite". Believe me, it is a small V berth.
I do however, have great shelves in here, and lots of storage. This is the area that usually everything gets thrown that we cannot figure out what to do with about 2 minutes before guests arrive!
The galley. It is pretty good for a boat. I have a full size oven on the counter. I don't know how boats live with the tiny little ones they have. I would die. We also have a 5 burner cooktop, and, as you can see, everything that can hang, does hang.
The other side of the galley. We have great large sinks, with a garbage disposal and our fridges are behind the sink. I have shown pictures of them before on the blog. I can fit a weeks worth of food for 16 people in our sinks and freezer.
I am a bit of a kitchen gadget nut. I buy them all. Then I use most of them faithfully for a few weeks, then don't use it for awhile, then decide it is just taking up space and off it goes to the workshop. I have many gadgets in the workshop that I have not even used yet. And probably never will, if you are looking for something! This view is from the saloon.
So, there you go, todays pictures of my pantry and galley....
Wednesday, August 24. 2011
Monday, August 1. 2011
Bazza and Felix busily scrubbing the deck trying to see if there is actually white paint underneath all the grime that has collected on it over the last week...
Watching Potential weather system "emily" has delayed our dive trip through the Spanish Virgins with friends, but that is ok as I can always find lots of places to dive in the BVI too!
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