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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 31, 2018

What do you do if you fell ill while cruising or if you have a pre-existing condition that requires medication? How do you get hold of the drugs you need?

It takes some planning, but don’t worry, it can be done. 

Carolyn Shearlock, with ten years of cruising in five countries (and long-term travel in thirty others)...

Mar 29, 2018

All cruises come to an end, sometime. How do you deal with the reentry?

Nica Waters shares her experience with coming back to land after cruising, and reminds you that it's okay to grieve.


Bristol Channel Cutter:

Calypso blog from trip:

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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 27, 2018

What's it like to actually be at sea? Three-time circumnavigator Lin Pardey shares 4 vignettes from times on watch.

These stories were taken from Lin's book, Seraffyn's European Adventures, which you can buy on Amazon:

Seraffyn’s European Adventures

Pardey Offshore Sailing Video Series

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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.