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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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Jul 16, 2018

Bureaucracy. Legal requirements. Passports. Visas. Boat documents. Pet documents. Checking into foreign countries. Checking out. How can you learn it all?

Carolyn Shearlock gives you the best places to find out what you need to know.


Noonsite General Documents You'll Need:

Jul 14, 2018

Facing fears, overcoming nervousness and trying new experiences. It’s part of the cruising life.

But how do you push your way outside your comfort zone?

In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock details exactly how she's greatly expanded her comfort zone over the years and what it's meant.

Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette...

Jul 12, 2018

Nica's first anniversary was also their first Gulf Stream crossing as a couple. So how'd it go?


Bahamas chart book:



Weather routing:

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Jul 11, 2018

Ever make a special trip to the store and then realize you don’t quite know exactly what you need?

Was that bolt regular or fine-thread? What diameter hose did the pump take?

Or worse — trying to explain exactly what you want in a foreign language!

With ten years of cruising experience, Carolyn Shearlock has...

Jul 9, 2018

Your dinghy is your way ashore, the "car" to get provisions, how you explore a new locale. Losing it isn't just a financial hardship, it's also a lack of mobility.

In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock describes some very simple "standard operating procedures" that will greatly lessen the chances of your dinghy going...