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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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Feb 28, 2018

Until you do it, it's tough to imagine what full-time cruising will be like. You may have done a bareboat charter before, but is that really what it’s like when it’s your full-time life? Or it is really just a series of "fixing your boat in exotic places?"

Will you like it? Will you be bored?

Carolyn Shearlock has...

Feb 26, 2018

Thinking of cruising further afield, where you'll have to do an overnight passage? Wonder what it will be like and how in the world you'll manage sleep and being on watch and everything else?

As with so much in cruising, preparation is key. Listen in to what I've learned over the years.

Music: "Slow Down" by Yvette...

Feb 24, 2018

Even amongst retired cruisers, Dave Shearlock is a bit of a rarity. At 76, he and his wife Carolyn bought theirsecond cruising boat.

They've been aboard Barefoot Gal over three years now; a year and a half ago, they logged over 1,100 miles in the Bahamas.

YES, you can cruise even as an older retiree. It's not just...

Feb 22, 2018

Personal trainer and wellness motivation coach Nica Waters has been sailing and cruising her 28’ cutter since 1992. She’s passionate about helping people understand the health aspects of the cruising lifestyle – and how exercise can help it be even better.


Want to have Nica help you...

Feb 21, 2018

Living on your boat in summer — tropical or otherwise — can be hot. Really, really hot. Many boaters cope by staying in marinas and install air conditioning.

But what about those of us who prefer to anchor out? Or don’t have the budget for long stays in a marina and installing air conditioning?

Improving your...