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Hi! I’m Carolyn Shearlock. For six years, I cruised the Sea of Cortez and Central America full-time with my husband Dave aboard Que Tal, our Tayana 37. And during that time, I learned a lot about what works – and what doesn’t.
Now we’re cruising aboard Barefoot Gal, a Gemini 105M catamaran — a very different boat, in a different locale, with a whole new set of challenges.
I hope you find the information useful. Thanks for reading The Boat Galley!
One big worry about cruising with a dog is what to do about grooming. Eleven years with a “poodle-ish” mix has taught us quite a bit about DIY grooming . . . and it’s really not hard!
Mold and mildew are the bane of every boat owner in hot, humid climates. Tips to minimize the problem when “the old stand-bys” just don’t do it.
A bridle (or snubbers) is an essential part of the anchoring system. How ours are set up and why we use the Mantus Chain Hook (hint: it stays on!)