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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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Sep 27, 2018

When the summer stretches before you, it can be hard to focus on the boat. Maybe that's not so bad.

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Aug 20, 2018

Learn the most important considerations in choosing bottom paint for your boat. Carolyn Shearlock explains 13 things to consider and why they are important.


Micron 66 bottom paint (Amazon):

Trilux 33 (suitable for aluminum):

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Aug 9, 2018

Boat work seems endless. Every now and then, though, it’s critical to go sailing.

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Aug 2, 2018

Boat projects creep, sometimes taking 10 times as long as you expected!


Garboard plug (dinghy plug):

Brass garboard plug (dinghy plug assembly):

Laser dolly:

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