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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 22, 2018

Buying a boat can be stressful, and it's easy to forget a piece of paperwork or legal requirement. Stay on top of it all with this checklist.

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New Boat Checklist (PDF download)

Basic lifejacketsmore...

Aug 16, 2018

Leaving your boat for an extended period means taking special precautions.


Ant and roach traps:

Chafe gear for lines:

My favorite on board fans:



Solar vent:

Jul 31, 2018

With the myriad of so-called safety gear being promoted by manufacturer and sailing magazine, how do you choose what you actually need without sinking your cruising budget?  Lin Pardey, who after more than 200,000 miles of voyaging is still heading off across oceans and evaluating offshore gear, shares her thoughts on...

Jul 25, 2018

You finally find the boat you want to buy. Then comes the big question: how much to offer for it?

Ask any five people and you‘ll get five different “rules of thumb.”

Carolyn Shearlock has bought numerous boats over the years -- small and large -- and doesn't think there is a universal answer, though: listen in to...

Jun 18, 2018

Seven years on a monohull. Four years now on a catamaran. Carolyn Shearlock compares her Gemini catamaran to her Tayana 37 heavy monohull and describes the pros and cons of each.


Tayana 37 -

Gemini 105M - OR