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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 30, 2018

Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook and 10-year cruiser, lists ten of her favorite products to make cooking in a small, un-airconditioned, moving kitchen a lot easier.

Links to products mentioned:

Pur water dispenser/filter: https://amzn.to/2Hze3et (Amazon)

Seagull water filter: https://amzn.to/2I2UpHu...


Apr 28, 2018

The Lifesling (MOB retrieval system) is one of those pieces of gear that we certainly hope we never have to use, but if we do, it has to work perfectly . . . and instantly.

Carolyn Shearlock tells how to check if yours is in good operating condition, lists potential problems and discusses how to fix them. Yes, both...


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.

Sponsor: The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration Have truly great meals with...