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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 16, 2018

Propane stoves aren’t that hard to use, but there are some important differences from home electric or gas stoves. Here, Carolyn Shearlock addresses the questions she had before their first time on a boat and also discusses some basic safety items.

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Apr 7, 2018

Whether you're fishing, buying fish at the market or even just ordering fish at a restaurant, you need to know about ciguatera poisoning.

What is it really? What fish are affected? What are the symptoms? When do you need to see a doctor?

Carolyn Shearlock thought she knew about it, but when friends contracted it, she...

Apr 2, 2018

Boat refrigerators are small, usually less than a quarter of the size of a home refrigerator. But grocery stops are less frequent than when living ashore.

Carolyn Shearlock, with ten years of living on a boat and cruising, tells how it can all works . . . and give you the foods you want!


Storing Food without...

Mar 10, 2018

Burns and cuts can happen anytime you’re cooking. Add in the movement of a boat — even in a calm anchorage, let alone at sea — and the chance of an accident increases.

Some think the risk is greatest for monohull boats with their heeling and roll, but there’s risk for multi-hullers, too, with...

Feb 15, 2018

Nica’s cruised for years on her 28’ cutter, with as many as 4 people living aboard full-time. She’s learned some tricks about provisioning along the way, some of which can be put into practice long before you move aboard. You don’t have to live aboard to get ready to cruise!


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