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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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Jan 31, 2019

Being able to take care of your boat involves many factors. Being in shape is just one!

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Is Cruising Healthy (podcast link):

Apr 5, 2018

Learning how to sail is a prerequisite for going cruising on a sailboat.

Nica’s been sailing for years, in all kinds of boats, on all different bodies of water.  Listen as she shares her tips for the best way to learn to sail!

Links to things mentioned in the show:

Sail Caribbean:


Mar 22, 2018

Living in a small space, sometimes it’s the little things that really help you make the most of the space you do have.

With a 28' boat of her own, experienced cruiser Nica Waters spotted five great ideas when visiting a friend's boat for a 10-day vacation.

Links to items mentioned in podcast:

Silpat baking mats


Mar 8, 2018

Nica Waters has been cruising and sailing on her family's 28' sailboat since 1992. She shares some insights about life on board, particularly what she means when she encourages you to be Fit 2 Sail.


When Does Cruising Really Start (blog)

Old Calypso blog

Article about meeting Osprey


Mar 2, 2018

Nica Waters has cruised extensively aboard her 28' boat, sometimes just with her husband, Jeremy, and sometimes with her 2 kids. Her perspective urging you to consider all the comforts of life aboard is based on solid experience, and it might make you rethink your answer to the question, "How big a boat do I need to go...