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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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Aug 6, 2018

Dragging anchor is no fun. At best, you end up on deck in less than ideal conditions -- often the middle of the night and/or a squall. At worst, there's boat damage and injury to people.

By always anchoring as if we know it'll blow 50, we're ready for the times it does. Here, Carolyn Shearlock explains...

Jul 30, 2018

How do you cope when things have you more than a little nervous? Can you turn the mood to one of calmness or fun?

Carolyn Shearlock explains what she does in this exact situation.

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Jul 21, 2018

Most of the ten years she's been cruising, Carolyn Shearlock has cruised during hurricane season and in areas prone to hurricanes: the Sea of Cortez, El Salvador, Florida and the Bahamas.

It may not be the right strategy for everyone, but here she tells what they do to minimize the risk.



Jul 17, 2018

Setting off on your first ocean passage can be daunting. For the first timer it is hard to dismiss the sea stories you read online or in sailing magazines - storms, dismastings, all the things that could possibly go wrong when you are far from land. To help you put these fears into a proper perspective, Lin Pardey...

Jul 16, 2018

Bureaucracy. Legal requirements. Passports. Visas. Boat documents. Pet documents. Checking into foreign countries. Checking out. How can you learn it all?

Carolyn Shearlock gives you the best places to find out what you need to know.


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