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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 14, 2018

If you’re in the market for a boat, sooner or later you’ll be intrigued by some really low-priced boat you see. Hmm, you think, with the money I save on the purchase, I can turn it into exactly what I want.

The reality is that project boats can give you exactly the boat you want, but are generally not a good deal...

Apr 10, 2018

Even an accomplished sailor needs to learn the subtleties of sailing a new boat. Lin Pardey uses tricks learned in her years of sailing to safely learn how to effectively and efficiently sail her new-to-her boat, Felicity.


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Mar 14, 2018

Getting ideas from other cruisers and experts is wonderful, but you have to temper the advice they give with knowing what you like and what you plan to do.

For example, “everyone” told Carolyn Shearlock she needed a double sink when she was buying her first boat. And then there were those oven mitts . ....

Feb 17, 2018

There are tons of features to look at and think about when you’re buying a boat. Some are personal preference and some are major safety considerations. Some can be changed, some would be almost impossible.

Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook, details three things to evaluate carefully in the galley...

Feb 12, 2018

Go through any harbor or marina and you'll probably find a least a few boats sporting Turkish Evil Eyes. What are they and why do many people put them on their boats?

Carolyn Shearlock had one on their first boat and three on their current boat, and explains why here. 

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