Cabin Galley Pole
Hull #: 0
One of the problems with large volume cabins is that they can be somewhat awkward in a seaway. What do you hold onto? We have added several teak handles throughout the cabin to match what Catalina had originally installed. This included an additional handle at the companionway port side and at the main cabin-forward cabin door.
A bigger issue is helping people pass between the saloon and the companionway in a wild seaway. We installed a stainless 1-inch diameter pole between the coachroof and the galley countertop. This gives the crew an obvious place to grab when “falling down” the companionway in a blow.
Without it, they may go rolling through the cabin! Of course, they should always go up and down this ladder facing aft, but…
In order to remain clear of the companionway slide above the galley, the pole