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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 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 . . .

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Mar 24, 2018

You reach in the refrigerator for a nice cold drink on a hot day, and the can or bottle just doesn’t seem as cold as it should be. A few hours later, you notice it again . . . and the next day, discover that the butter is soft.

The refrigerator obviously has a problem. Or does it?

Carolyn Shearlock explains...

Mar 19, 2018

Need to go somewhere and the outboard won’t start? Or worried about trying to go somewhere and having a problem with the motor and not getting home?

Carolyn Shearlock isn’t an outboard mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, but close to 50 years of running them have taught her what the common problems are. 14...

Feb 10, 2018

It’s impossible to remember all the details of every bit of equipment on your boat! Yet, you need that info when you’re buying parts, checking the warranty, downloading the owner’s manual and so on.

Carolyn Shearlock explains how to create a boat details document and always have the info you need at your...

Jan 22, 2018

There's always something that needs to be done on a boat: maintenance, repair or an upgrade.

Many cruisers start out hiring professionals for this work, then slowly start doing more and more of it themselves. What is it about boat ownership that turns everyone into a DIY-er?

Carolyn Shearlock discusses why she and her...