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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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Jun 13, 2018

If you buy a used boat, someday you’re sure to discover something that the prior owner did that leaves you scratching your head.

For Carolyn Shearlock, it was wiring colors. It seems that if a piece of wire was needed, one was simply grabbed without regard to whether it was the same color as what it was spliced...

Jun 4, 2018

How do you know if your batteries are getting charged enough? If there’s enough power to watch a movie? If your solar panels or wind generator are sufficient? Do you need to run the generator?

Carolyn Shearlock explains a simple device that will give you just the info you need.

Links to items mentioned in the...

May 17, 2018

Maintenance is a part of boat ownership, and doing a bottom job is a regular item on that to-do list. Nica Waters details the steps they take to keep Calypso’s bottom ready to sail!


Drywall screen on Amazon:

Drywall pole sander head on Amazon:

Pole for drywall...

May 7, 2018

Are you really constantly repairing your boat when you cruise? That's a big question for those thinking about the life, especially as so many people make jokes about "cruising is just fixing your boat in exotic places."

To answer that question, Carolyn Shearlock listed every single repair -- large and small -- that they...

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:

Lyle Hess: