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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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Jul 19, 2018

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. How mold shows up on boat things!

Links (products on Amazon):

Small window air conditioner:


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Jul 18, 2018

Owner’s manuals are key to operating and repairing your boat’s systems. Being able to quickly lay your hands on the right one makes everything so much easier.

Organizing them can seem a monumental task — here’s how Carolyn Shearlock did it in just a couple hours.

Sponsor: SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested...

Jul 9, 2018

Your dinghy is your way ashore, the "car" to get provisions, how you explore a new locale. Losing it isn't just a financial hardship, it's also a lack of mobility.

In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock describes some very simple "standard operating procedures" that will greatly lessen the chances of your dinghy going...

Jul 5, 2018

Catching water is a special way to keep your water tanks filled to the brim, even if there’s some scrambling.

Here, Nica Waters tells her experiences.


Rainman watermaker:

Downspout for an awning (a plastic thru-hull fitting!):

Jerry jugs for water: 

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...