Once we turned the corner and things calmed down a bit, and with the rain abating, Martin suggested we eat lunch. He had stocked the full-size refrigerator in the port galley. The galley is just inside the glass sliding doors separating the cockpit from the salon, making it convenient for cockpit entertaining as well. The doors slide and lock to either side, or even in the middle. Martin secured all the doors to starboard and the galley and teak-soled cockpit, with its beautifully finished round teak table and four chairs, became one. A transom console houses an electric grill and makes alfresco dining very convenient. I was now able to ease the throttles up and, with a bit of down trim, had her settle in at 25 knots. At this rate of speed her twin 1,015-horsepower Cat C18s burned just about 70 gallons per hour. Based on her 1,480-gallon fuel capacity, a 470-nautical-mile range could be expected at cruising speed, with a 10-percent reserve.