Overwhelmed by Your New Boat? (BR Podcast 5)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

Did you just buy a cruising boat? Suddenly overwhelmed by the thought of outfitting it and learning it? You're not alone -- and here are some tips to make it easier!

If you just bought a cruising boat and woke up the next morning wondering what in the world you were thinking, don’t fret. It’s a pretty common reaction to the overwhelming questions that go along with it — it certainly was for us!

What gear do you need to buy? What repairs are needed? What upgrades do you want? How do I make sure to make the right choices? And so many more questions . . .

Other cruisers gave us some great advice, and in this podcast, I pass it on:

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Comments

  1. Bill Albany

  2. Perfect timing to see this ! Have had my “new” for just over a month and totally overwhelmed

  3. Such good advice ⛵️

  4. Claire Ford says:

    Thanks for all the advice. We’re moving up from a 28′ to a 40′, and I don’t want to ‘stuff’ it with unnecessary items.

  5. ROBERT MAGLIOZZI says:

    HI CAROLYN,

    I WAS WONDERING IF YOUR ARTICLES CAN BE READ INSTEAD OF PODCAST? I HAVE TROUBLE HEARING AND HAVE TO CONSTANTLY BACK UP THE PODCAST TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. THANK YOU.

    GUNNY

  6. Thanks for the timely advice.

  7. Chris in Oregon says:

    measure twice, cut once.. I found out a very useful thing was to take an hour or so on a new to me boat and start measuring. how big is the counter, cockpit size for new cushions, open floor space, how tall is the head and width of the v- berth. just to name a few. I have it all stored on my phone and when I see something that looks right for my boat I can quickly check if it will really fit. I need a new shelf in a locker, but knowing the size I can have the lumberyard cut it to size, saving me that time and hassle. Almost but a set of new cushions for the cockpit but then saw that they were too wide for my boat and wouldn’t fit properly.

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