Weather on the DeLorme inReach

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

The DeLorme inReach now has weather forecasts. Through satellite communications, get land or marine weather anywhere — affordably!

Staying in Touch

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

There just aren’t cell towers out on the water — or in many great cruising anchorages. So how do we stay connected with family and friends?

The Cruiser’s Best Friend: Google

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Finding the infomation you need right when you need it, Google has changed cruising.

Music Anywhere!

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Need tunes? This portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker has great sound for the cockpit, in the cabin or at a beach barbecue!

Recharge Your Electronics on the Go

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

I hate seeing the low battery warning on my phone, camera and more. An easy way to recharge on the go — and inexpensive!

Taming the Cord Jungle

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Technology is wonderful . . . until you try to find the cord you need. Then it”s just a bowl of spaghetti. Reader Jane Head has a great — easy and inexpensive — solution that really works.

Favorite Galley Apps

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Looking for galley apps or want to tell others what ones you like (or don’t)? Here’s your chance to share with other TBG readers —

How Much Data?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

It can be frustrating to guesstimate how much data you’ll use. Here’s what we used in our first month with no wifi.

Outlet Tester Showing Open Ground on Inverter

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Outlet tester showing an open ground on your inverter outlet? It might not actually be a problem.

A Life Preserver for Your Phone

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

The discovery of a lanyard hole on my Seidio Obex waterproof case for my phone makes it really easy to add a float to it!

Waterproof Cases for Android Phones

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Waterproof cases aren’t confined to iPhones any more . . . and there’s an alternative to LifeProof cases.

Searching for Info

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

The irony is that the more info there is on The Boat Galley, the harder it is to find any of it. Two ways I’m trying to make it easier.

Copying Info from The Boat Galley

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Want to make a copy of something on TBG for your own use? Here’s how to do it.

Improve Your Tablet

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

We discovered a very simple solution to make our tablet SO much easier to use!

Olympus Tough TG-2 Camera

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Several people asked me what camera I used on our trip to the US and Spanish Virgin Islands — and how happy I am with it. Get the details here!

Travelling with Electronics

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Traveling to and from the boat? Make sure you have all your cords and other “bits and pieces” for the electronics in your life!

Another Use for Your Oven

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Did you know that your oven can protect your electronics when there’s lightning?

Better Cruising Photos

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Tips for taking better photos of your cruising fun! Simple things that will have a big impact.

Speeding Up Sailmail and Winlink (Blue Water Sailing, August 2006)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Several tips for improving your Sailmail or Winlink connections.