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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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Apr 26, 2018

You may think an inch is not that much space. When you’re renovating a small boat, it’s as good as a mile. Nica Waters talks about the joys of thinking small, and the vast worlds that open up with just an inch . . .

Links to things mentioned in the show:

Bristol Channel Cutter: http://www.samlmorse.com

Lyle Hess:


Apr 25, 2018

Trips from hell. They exist. Weather. Boat problems. Sick. Tired. Hot. Whatever the reason, some trips just don’t go as expected.

Ten-year cruiser Carolyn Shearlock explores some of the reasons and ways that she first, tries to avoid bad passages and second, deal with the problems that arise.

The good news: future...


Apr 24, 2018

For years, Lin Pardey has urged prospective cruisers to "go small, go simple, go now." Here, she relates how that seems to be changing the cruising experience for some, as they cruise out of season and off the beaten path.

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Apr 23, 2018

The time to plan how you'll prepare for a hurricane is long before there's one threatening your boat. 

Carolyn Shearlock has always cruised in hurricane waters and prepared for countless storms. Six times, the eye of a hurricane or tropical storm has passed within 50 miles . . . and her boats have survived both...


Apr 21, 2018

What do you need in a first aid kit aboard a cruising boat and how do you ever begin to organize it?

Carolyn Shearlock tells what they carry for coasting cruising and the best way she's found to organize it.

Harder-to-find products mentioned (links to Amazon):

Dry bags: