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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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Oct 15, 2018

You can't just take a whole second boat with you. Learn how to choose the RIGHT spares to keep your boat going.


Nigel Calder: Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

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Oct 11, 2018

Learn about our decision making and understand what we did to prepare our boat for Hurricane Florence. It's not all simple!


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Chris Parker:

Fishing Bay Yacht Club:

Boat US...

Oct 9, 2018

You are five days out of Bermuda. A shroud breaks, your mast threatens to come down. Few cruisers can imagine a worse scenario. Join Lin Pardey as she relates how two different cruising crews faced this exact situation and came up with jury rigging that let them sail their boats onward without calling for...

Oct 8, 2018

Selling it all and sailing off into the sunset sounds so romantic. And then you start thinking about the reality. WHERE do you start? HOW do you do it? 


Downsizing for a Life Afloat

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Oct 4, 2018

Learn about the trials and tribulations of making the bed on a small sailboat - and the myths of an un-disturbed v-berth.

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