Veranda is a 1985 Pearson 422. It's the center cockpit version of the venerable Pearson 424. It's sloop rigged but was born in the factory as a ketch.
The V Berth-
We removed the mattress from the bunk in the V berth to give us more room for storage. Some of the kids thought it was to dissuade visitors but they're mistaken, mostly. Our V berth is combination attic, pantry, basement and garage It's literally packed with spare parts, tools, extra sails, lines, food.... pretty much anything under the sun.
The Forward Head-
Is unremarkable other than the hanging nets. We use this space for hanging extra food stores when we head offshore. A quick show of hands.....who else has bagels hanging in their bathroom?
Our living room has 2 full sized, opposed settees. We've upgraded some of the lighting here to light fixtures by Alpenglow to making reading easy, we love these lights. Of the 5 enclosed cabinets, 1 is dedicated to computer crap, another is the liquor cabinet and the final 3 are Christy's for food. In addition there are 2 open book shelves with one dedicated to cookbooks, while the other is predominately cruising guides. Behind both settees are large storage spaces for condiments, canned goods, baking supplies, pasta, rice, paper goods etc.
Everything is a lot smaller than we had at home but Christy is still able to turn out any meal that she chooses to. The galley contains a 3 burner stove/ oven, a microwave and a toaster oven. A 2 basin sink and the fridge round out the galley. The fridge used to be an Alder Barber driven top loader with a freezer inside. One of the early changes we made was to replace the AB with a Frigoboat unit with a bendable evaporator.
The Nav Station-
The nav station is pretty much a writing desk. The main VHF and Autopilot controls are there but that’s about it as far as running the boat goes. It's really more of an entertainment center with the controls for the stereo and the laptop in place.
Under the long cabinet bordering the walk-thru is the air conditioner and the water heater. There’s also storage for goos, fluids, lubricants, tools, glues, spares, flares and a small heap of various “use it fairly often” kinda stuff.
The Aft Head-
The aft head doesn't have any food stuffs hanging about, but it does have a separate shower stall.
The Aft Cabin-
This is where the magic happens.