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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 23, 2018

The time to plan how you'll prepare for a hurricane is long before there's one threatening your boat. 

Carolyn Shearlock has always cruised in hurricane waters and prepared for countless storms. Six times, the eye of a hurricane or tropical storm has passed within 50 miles . . . and her boats have survived both...

Mar 28, 2018

If your boat is holed, you have just minutes to save it -- but it CAN be saved. There’s no time to waste. Pumps can't keep up; you need to stop the leaks quickly.

Carolyn Shearlock details four things that they carry with them — in a very accessible place.

As she says, "We really hope that we wasted our money...

Mar 26, 2018

Sailing off into the sunset doesn’t end the obligation to file and pay taxes. But how do you do it when you’re living on a boat and travelling?

A cruiser since 2002. Carolyn Shearlock provides three basic strategies and then details how to get all the documents you need and make payments from afar.



Mar 21, 2018

 Be honest. Can you always remember everything about your boat. Which gas can is for the outboard (mixed with oil) or the generator (straight gas)? How much did the watermaker put out last year? Is it less this year?

The list goes on and on.

Experienced liveaboard cruiser Carolyn Shearlock, explains...

Mar 17, 2018

How much water do you use on your boat? How much do you need to carry to get you to your next stop?

Important questions as you’re planning your trip . . . and hard to know when you’re just starting out.

With ten years of cruising experience herself and also passing info from friends, Carolyn Shearlock...