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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 9, 2018

You are five days out of Bermuda. A shroud breaks, your mast threatens to come down. Few cruisers can imagine a worse scenario. Join Lin Pardey as she relates how two different cruising crews faced this exact situation and came up with jury rigging that let them sail their boats onward without calling for...

Oct 1, 2018

Engine checks and maintenance can be a pain to do, and it's easy to put them off until we have a problem. Listen in for a story of why that may not be the best approach.


John Vigor's Black Box Theory

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Sep 25, 2018

Learn why Lin Pardey feels flexibility was the key to some of her best cruising experiences. Join her and Larry as they decide to abandon the anchorage of their first choice and gain some real rewards.


Cruising Has No Limits DVD (Amazon)

Pardey Offshore Sailing Video Series

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Sep 24, 2018

If you're cruising from place to place with no fixed address, how do you get a shipment from Amazon, Defender or anywhere else?

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Sep 20, 2018

Learn three key things about proper ways to secure your boat. Hint - pay attention to YOU!

Links and References:

Dock lines (one example) (Amazon)

BoatUS articles on best practices

Mantus anchor (Amazon)

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