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Welcome to The Boat Galley podcast, filled with tips and how-to's to help you sail away into the sunset -- whether for the weekend or forever.

Each episode is filled with information you can act on immediately and there's plenty of encouragement, too. You CAN do this!

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Jun 20, 2018

Cruising to foreign destinations generally doesn’t mean abandoning communications with your family and friends. We all still want to stay connected — and not just through the latest Facebook and Instagram posts.

We want to talk and text. But have you seen international phone rates? YIKES!

There are better solutions...

Jun 19, 2018

The whole idea seems daunting. You are in charge of ensuring there is lots to eat once you set off to cross the Pacific.

But what is enough? And how do you ensure you and the crew will enjoy the meals you prepare once you have been at sea for three or even four weeks.

Lin Pardey shares her hard-earned secrets to...

Jun 18, 2018

Seven years on a monohull. Four years now on a catamaran. Carolyn Shearlock compares her Gemini catamaran to her Tayana 37 heavy monohull and describes the pros and cons of each.


Tayana 37 -

Gemini 105M - OR 

Jun 16, 2018

Cruising with a dog? Is it really possible? I mean, not just in a marina, but out sailing or motoring?

How about full time cruising in foreign countries? How much of a hassle is it?

Listen Carolyn Shearlock (aka "Paz's mom") for everything you need to know to cruise with your best friend . . . or decide that it would be...

Jun 14, 2018

Grilling is a favorite way of cooking on board cruising boats. Nica talks about her favorite tools!

Links to items mentioned (Amazon):

Magma Kettle Propane Grill:

Magma Charcoal Grill:

Chimney starter:

Grill mount: