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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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Jun 16, 2018

Cruising with a dog? Is it really possible? I mean, not just in a marina, but out sailing or motoring?

How about full time cruising in foreign countries? How much of a hassle is it?

Listen Carolyn Shearlock (aka "Paz's mom") for everything you need to know to cruise with your best friend . . . or decide that it would be...


Jun 9, 2018

Unfortunately, with hurricanes come sunken, holed and grounded boats. The shattered dreams are devasting and everyone wants to recover their boat or at least go aboard and see what can be salvaged.

Be careful, though: think about what’s in the water in the wake of a hurricane. 

Two of Carolyn Shearlock's boats have...


Jun 7, 2018

Moving onto a boat means downsizing. Nica Waters, who's doing this right now, gives you clues on how to decide what comes with you!

Links to items mentioned:

Life Changing Magic of Tidying (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2JxMbaV

Colorful mixing bowls (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2kQOJTE

Cast iron skillet:


Jun 2, 2018

If you're living off the grid — at anchor — what electrical “goodies” can you reasonably have and how do you power them?

Carolyn Shearlock, with ten years of full-time living aboard mostly at anchor, believes in “no amp ogres” — that is, no saying that things aboard can't be used because of the power they...


May 30, 2018

Can you use all the systems on your boat? Someday, you may have to. Can everyone else aboard also use everything?

If there is more than one person on board, systems have to be planned so that everyone can do every function.

Carolyn Shearlock explains why this is critical and what they've done on their boat to ensure...