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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 20, 2018

Cruising to foreign destinations generally doesn’t mean abandoning communications with your family and friends. We all still want to stay connected — and not just through the latest Facebook and Instagram posts.

We want to talk and text. But have you seen international phone rates? YIKES!

There are better solutions...

Jun 14, 2018

Grilling is a favorite way of cooking on board cruising boats. Nica talks about her favorite tools!

Links to items mentioned (Amazon):

Magma Kettle Propane Grill:

Magma Charcoal Grill:

Chimney starter:

Grill mount:


Jun 11, 2018

Things WILL break on your boat. Many times, a permanent fix isn't immediately possible, especially if you're in a remote area. So what are you doing to do in the meantime?

Carolyn Shearlock details numerous ways to cope with common gear failures.

Sponsor: Marmara Imports. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair...

Jun 6, 2018

There’s a saying about cruising that “the highs are higher and the lows are lower.”

Some of those lows can seem miles deep.

And while Carolyn Shearlock generally loves cruising, one of those “get me out of here” days hit her last summer.

But it wasn’t permanent . . . listen in for how she quickly got back to...

May 31, 2018

Any new venture involves new language; shortcut the learning curve with this episode!


VHF radio (on Amazon):

Storm Tactics (on Amazon):

FastSeas weather routing site:

Sponsor: SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and...