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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 25, 2018

Trips from hell. They exist. Weather. Boat problems. Sick. Tired. Hot. Whatever the reason, some trips just don’t go as expected.

Ten-year cruiser Carolyn Shearlock explores some of the reasons and ways that she first, tries to avoid bad passages and second, deal with the problems that arise.

The good news: future...

Apr 24, 2018

For years, Lin Pardey has urged prospective cruisers to "go small, go simple, go now." Here, she relates how that seems to be changing the cruising experience for some, as they cruise out of season and off the beaten path.

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Apr 21, 2018

What do you need in a first aid kit aboard a cruising boat and how do you ever begin to organize it?

Carolyn Shearlock tells what they carry for coasting cruising and the best way she's found to organize it.

Harder-to-find products mentioned (links to Amazon):

Dry bags:

Apr 19, 2018

How do you keep your sanity (and your privacy) on board a small boat? Nica Waters shares tips learned from over 20 years of living aboard and cruising.


Need a new dinghy?

Kayak from Amazon: Old Town Kayak Heron 9XT

Handheld VHF...

Apr 18, 2018

So what is Carolyn Shearlock's cruising background? Where has she gone? Does she really know anything?

Find out all this along with why she started The Boat Galley.

Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig