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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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Oct 30, 2018

There is so much to learn about cruising, your boat and its systems. But I'll bet you never thought about what has become an essential skill in order to find the information you need: effective Google techniques. Listen in for some of my best tips.


20 Tips to Use Google More Efficiently

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Oct 29, 2018

A diagnosis of diabetes doesn't mean that you can't still go cruising and have adventures. Here's how I'm doing it. A guide to cruising with diabetes.

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes - YouTube

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution (Amazon)

Oct 25, 2018

Deciding why to attend a boat show can be tough. The best reason has nothing to do with boats or boat parts, and everything to do with the rest of the show.


Good Old Boat magazine

Cruisers University

Women Who Sail

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Oct 23, 2018

Modern navigation equipment has made cruising so much easier, but has it made it safer? Lin Pardey ponders on exactly this as she describes how, after sailing more than 190,000 miles using traditional navigation, i.e. a sextant and stopwatch plus hand-bearing compass, she and Larry sail through the Line Islands using...

Oct 22, 2018

Buying a boat can be stressful, and it's easy to forget a piece of paperwork or legal requirement. Stay on top of it all with this checklist.

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New Boat Checklist (PDF download)

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