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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 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 

May 24, 2018

Naming your boat can be harder than naming your child. Experienced cruiser Nica Waters shares 5 tips to think about – and the story of her boat’s name.


Who’s On First (Abbot and Costello skit):

Carolyn’s blog post on boat...

May 13, 2018

What do you get out of going to a boat show? Is it worth the expense?

Nica Waters, fresh from the Annapolis Spring Show, gives three reasons for going.


Annapolis boat show:


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.


Hereshoff 12.5

Map of...