Pictures of JOY, part 1

Salon, nav station, and galley

Looking forward, centerline, you can see the settee in the foreground.
These hatches are new as of March 2013 - no crazing!

Because our electrical panel was already crowded, we added a mini-panel here where the wire running was much easier.  These are the breakers for the refrigerator, the freezer, and the watermaker.  Above the switches is a remote control for the watermaker (which is located in starboard forward).  To the left, the controller for the salon air conditioner.  Above that, the "BadBoy Unleashed."  This provides wifi throughout the boat, power-boosted by an antenna at the top of the mast.  An ethernet cord connects the antenna to this unit.  Below the white panel and to the right you can see a switch for LED lights positioned around the settee.

Settee, table, same hatches, and you can see the start of the galley at the right edge of the pic.  All the way to the left and behind the settee, you can see a box-like object - that's the air conditioning vent.  There is another a/c vent to the right of the white panel, facing towards the galley.

Taken while standing at the sink in the galley; you can see the navigation table to the left.  The bench in the foreground has TONS of storage space.  Under the settee you will find one air conditioning unit and more storage space, along with more wires and hoses than you can shake a stick at.  This table top pulls off easily - and the legs as well , no tools necessary.  Makes it easier when you are crawling around under there trying to fix God knows what.

There's the nav station and to the left side of the pic you can see the handrail for the stairs down to the port hull.  The rectangle behind the settee and all the way to the right is the air-con vent.  The big windows (non-opening) - two on the port side and two to starboard - are each about as big as the windshield in a compact car.  They do not leak, but they SQUEAK, especially when the boat is really rockin' and rollin'.  THe "weather stripping" is probably original.

Looking aft - that's the SSB, underneath the generator panel - and the white square is a tridata unit.

Notice the hours - 1265 when this pic was taken.  We run the generator every other day for a couple hours when we're making water and both freezers are on.  When we aren't making water and only have one freezer working, the solar panels almost always provide sufficient power.  We are energy hogs - others might be more... frugal?

A nice little storage space under the nav table.  Stairway is behind the nav table in this pic.

Looking aft with nav table in the foreground.  This is a huge cabinet where we keep all our dishes.  You also have a great view, in this pic, of the DUCT TAPE that is sealing the seams of the floor - sigh.  On the left side of the pic, you can see the edge of the sliding glass door that leads to the cockpit.  Underneath the nav table you can see the stairs down to the port hull.

Whenever Ean thinks we can't fit anything more in this cabinet, I throw in a couple more things just to prove him wrong.  I'm like that.  All the way to the left you can see the edge of the sliding door, and to the right you see the stairs down to the port hull.

The electrical panel is on the backside of the navigation station.  Masking tape label comes free with boat purchase.  Actually, that masking tape had notes about which batteries are measured by each of the numbers on the battery test knob.  (port engine, stbd engine, generator, and housebank), but the writing faded, and now we have to rely on Ean's memory.  We would definitely be willing to share this information with Joy's new owner.

This pic shows the panel and its relationship to the salon.  (See those awesome new hatches at centerline in the background?) In addition to the masking tape, you can also see we have some handy post-it notes that remind us which breaker powers which of the two 30 amp outlets when we're connected to shore power - and if you only have one 30 amp shore power cable connected, you can still run everything (not at the same time of course) but there's another breaker for that.  These switches, above and to the right of the electrical panel, were added when we upgraded the electrical system in 2012.  Apparently, the electrical panel itself is just a tad bit crowded.  That silver bar to the right of the panel is a hand-hold, which is much-used in a seaway (and even in this anchorage that we're in right now - stupid boat wake from stupid ships entering the stupid Panama Canal).  I think if we were going to stay on this boat, one of the upgrades we would consider would be one or two additional hand-holds in the salon/galley.  The distance between the port and starboard stairwells is about 10 feet - lots of room to go airborne.

This pic is taken from the port hull stairway looking forward.  EPIRP in the foreground, bench and settee in the background.  The green stool is handy if you're 5'4" - which we both are.  We have other stools, in other bright colors, in the hulls.  We have found JOY to be a little too tall for us.

Another view of the EPIRP with the nav table overhead.  Note four 110V outlets and - hey! - another excellent shot of the duct tape on the floor.  Sigh, again.  In our defense: Ean DID try to buy BEIGE or TAN duct tape, but we haven't been able to find beige/tan in either Panama or Colombia (where we were last).

This pic was taken from the starboard stairwell, looking at the nav station.  All the way to the right in this shot, you can see the edge of the galley (dirty rag sitting at the edge of one sink), and all the way to the left, you  can see the sliding glass door that leads out to the cockpit.

The end of the settee marks the beginning of the galley.  This 2-drawer fridge is new in 2012, and we will throw in the toaster for free.  To the right of the toaster you can see the cover of the drop-in freezer.

This is what the drawers look like open - lots of space in there.

Top drawer...

...and bottom drawer.

The new countertop is beige formica.  And this is the cover to the drop-in freezer.

And this is what the inside of the freezer looks like, with the cover sitting to the side.  I guess I could have wiped off that mold from the gasket on the cover, but, hey, we're keeping it real, dude.  This freezer is only half-full and looking at this pic reminds me that we should really consolidate the freezers and shut one of them down to save energy.  The other freezer is a portable Engel that has the same capacity - it's actually a teeny bit bigger than the drop-in.  Advantage of shutting down the portable: it's located in starboard forward, so we will no longer have to run downstairs below to get our ice cube trays.  Advantage of shutting down the drop-in freezer - we've discovered that ice freezes faster in the portable freezer.  Also, if we shut down the drop-in freezer, we can use the space as handy additional storage for potato chips and gingersnaps healthy snacks and canned tuna.

And here's the rest of the galley.

This is the old countertop material - a very cheerful gray.

The stovetop was new in 2009, and the oven is brand new (May 2013).  The solenoid and all propane lines were replaced in 2011.

This pic is looking starboard and aft; notice the fan, which does not, in this pic, seem to be pointed at the galley, but it does a great job providing air flow.  To the right and below the fan is the panel through which you can access all electronics at the helm station.  The panel is covered by the sliding glass door when it's open, as it is here.

This is what it looks like with the access panel removed and the sliding glass door mostly closed.  And we removed the moldy rain jacket from the hook, so you could see where we hide the galley fire extinguisher (Two additional fire extinguishers in the hulls.)  To the right in this pic, you can see into the cockpit, which is unfortunate because you can see all the crap that we removed from the salon before we took the pretty pictures above.  Keepin' it real, dude.