As you've probably hear a bajillion gazillion times, space on boat is limited, and that applies to horizontal space too. With the layout of your typical sailboat, galley space can be a little tight. We currently have one area of counter space that can be easily used for food prep but it happens to be directly above the fridge. And if you're anything like me, you constantly annoy yourself with not remembering every item you need from the fridge at one time. So that means I usually have to shove food over, wedge it in the corner or balance dishes on/in the sink multiple times....annoying. We just needed (and need is a strong word in the big picture) something that would give us a little more space, at least when we aren't using the stove.
Some boats come equipped with a stove cover that can provide a little extra 'counter' space but ours didn't. Luckily, there's a very simple, easy and cheap way to make your own.
|Step 1: Have a stove|
|Step 2: Have a cutting board, cut to fit desired location on stove|
|Step 3: Install cutting board|
Cheap, easy, fast. Now that's my favorite kind of boat project.