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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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Mar 19, 2018

Need to go somewhere and the outboard won't start? Or worried about trying to go somewhere and having a problem with the motor and not getting home?

Carolyn Shearlock isn't an outboard mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, but close to 50 years of running them have taught her what the common problems are. 14 simple things to check if the outboard won't start - along with how to fix them at least well enough to get home. No mechanical skills needed!


Download a PDF of the info in this podcast to print and keep in the dinghy

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Music: "Slow Down" by Yvette Craig