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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 30, 2018

A quick, comprehensive and invaluable guide to the essential spares you’ll need to carry if you’re planning to spend a good deal of time on board your boat.

Listen in for Carolyn Shearlock's tips on figuring out what you do — and don’t — need to carry with you. As her husband Dave says, you can’t just tow an...

Jun 28, 2018

Is it easier to make friends when you sail, or is it the people who are different?

Nica Waters gives her thoughts on the topic.


Caribbean Compass:

Annapolis Boat Show:

Eileen Quinn (boating music):


Jun 27, 2018

Ugh. Engine problems. Even if you have a sailboat with a so-called “auxiliary engine,” there are plenty of times when you count on that engine working.

And fuel problems are probably the most frequent type of engine problem that boats have.

So how do you track one down? Carolyn Shearlock has -- unfortunately -- had...

Jun 26, 2018

Roving reporter Mike McDowell interviews a young couple living the dream as digital nomads on their 26’ catamaran.


Sailing Kittiwake:

Kittiwake on YouTube:

Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers, capable of producing up to 37 gallons of...

Jun 25, 2018

Some cruisers want every electric appliance they had at home, others want none. Most have at least a few. Carolyn Shearlock discusses things to think about in deciding how many you want aboard.


2000 watt pure sine wave inverter (Amazon):

Sponsor: Marmara Imports. Turkish towels and other...