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Have you ever wanted to head off into the sunset on a boat? Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about selling everything, moving aboard, and traveling near or far.

But you're not really sure how you'd actually do it . . .

Don’t worry. You’ve found the answers to all your questions!

The Boat Galley Podcast contains quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you learn what you need to know about cruising:

• discovering what it's all about
• deciding if it's for you
• buying a boat
• budgeting and how you can afford it
• moving aboard
• gaining the skills to cruise safely
• outfitting the boat
• provisioning and cooking
• the joys and challenges of this lifestyle

Each episode is typically just 5 to 15 minutes long, so the points are easy to remember.

The Boat Galley Carolyn Shearlock & Nica Waters

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 83 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to head off into the sunset on a boat? Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about selling everything, moving aboard, and traveling near or far.

But you're not really sure how you'd actually do it . . .

Don’t worry. You’ve found the answers to all your questions!

The Boat Galley Podcast contains quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you learn what you need to know about cruising:

• discovering what it's all about
• deciding if it's for you
• buying a boat
• budgeting and how you can afford it
• moving aboard
• gaining the skills to cruise safely
• outfitting the boat
• provisioning and cooking
• the joys and challenges of this lifestyle

Each episode is typically just 5 to 15 minutes long, so the points are easy to remember.

    1 Fast Way to Increase Storage

    1 Fast Way to Increase Storage

    Huge spaces look good on board but aren’t very useful. Here’s a fast and easy way to make the most of your awesome storage.
    Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links):
    Cup hooks (Amazon) 
    Tabbing posts
    Fasteners (Amazon)
    Nica email
    Carolyn email
    Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Aqua Map, the most advanced navigation app for your tablet or phone. Aqua Map allows for easy route planning with overlays from ActiveCaptain and the Waterway Guide. Tides, currents, waypoints, an anchor alarm - it’s all here! Upgrading to Aqua Map Master brings in all Army Corps of Engineers survey overlays as well as US Notices to Mariners and more, invaluable for cruising the ICW and the Bahamas. Find Aqua Map (careful; no “s”) wherever you find your apps.
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    Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
     

    • 8 min
    How to Fix Cloudy Boat Windows

    How to Fix Cloudy Boat Windows

    Was replacing our boat windows in our future? Not after we discovered this product that cleared them our for a fraction of the cost.
    Links:
    Prism Polish 
    This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear. Ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your electronics are fully functional while inside and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO device fails visit www.ugowear.com. Use coupon code SAVE20BG for 20% off! ugo – Just Add Water
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    Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig

    • 5 min
    The Different Sounds When You Leave

    The Different Sounds When You Leave

    Moving aboard often requires moving out of somewhere else. When you clear out, even for a highly-anticipated new life, it’s striking how loud and empty the spaces become.
    Links:
    Nica email
    Carolyn email
    Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself!
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    Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig

    • 4 min
    Hurricane Prep in 11 Steps

    Hurricane Prep in 11 Steps

    When a hurricane is bearing down, you can’t guarantee your boat will survive. But you can improve the odds. Here’s how.
    Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links):
    Comprehensive Preparation for a Hurricane Course
    This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sea-Tech Systems, experts in cruiser communications. Introducing the Narwhal Connect, a complete internet and calling solution for your boat. With plug-and-play wifi, cellular, and satellite, it's the only system designed to give you cost-effective internet anywhere in the world. Visit Seatech.systems for more information. As a bonus, Boat Galley Podcast listeners get free shipping with the code BG20 at checkout. SeaTech Systems - navigate anywhere; connect everywhere.
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    Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
     

    • 12 min
    2 Kinds of Lists

    2 Kinds of Lists

    Figuring out what projects MUST be done in order to meet a certain deadline can mean really understanding the definition of “critical.” Being ruthless can help. 

    Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links):
    True North Boatworks (DIY yard in Deltaville) 

     Nica email 

     Carolyn email 
    Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Marine Depot Direct, your source for affordable quality stainless steel hardware. Upgrade your boat with marine grade stainless steel hardware and accessories like Portlights, Deck Hatches, Thru Hulls and much more! Make your boat restoration easy and affordable. Use coupon code BG15 for 15% off your first order. marinedepotdirect.com - Afffordable stainless for your boat!
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    Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
     

    • 8 min
    Is Organizing Worth It?

    Is Organizing Worth It?

    The secret to making the most of limited space on a boat may be about more than just filling your lockers with stuff.
    Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links):
    Sterlite Medium Box with Lid (Amazon)
    Lock & Lock Watertight Food Container (Amazon)
    This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Budget-friendly weather routing and passage planning for cruisers, by a cruiser. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 10% discount. FastSeas - making weather routing simple.
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    Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
     

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Peglegjohn62 ,

All Episodes

I have listened to over 2 dozen episodes now and have learned so much. Great source of practical knowledge.

Stumpoak ,

What about Storms?

I enjoyed Lin’s talk on storms and the anticipation being scarier than the actual storm. Lin and Larry have always been an advocate of getting out in stronger winds and getting used to your equipment and practicing what to do when the weather is less than perfect. Time for a refresher myself.
Thanks Lin. It’s hard to argue with the voice of experience.
Paul - Saint Charles, IL

Maelisa McHall ,

Valuable Info

These experienced cruisers tackle super practical topics that go beyond sail trim and daydreaming about your next location.

Yes, sometimes the sound isn’t great and production could use improvement but the wisdom provided is well worth it.

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