Chicken Bruschetta is quick and easy and great for entertaining. [More] Chicken Bruschetta
Welcome to The Boat Galley!
Has someone you love mentioned wanting to go cruising on a sailboat? Or maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about selling everything, moving aboard your boat, and traveling the world? But you’re not sure how you’d actually do it . . .
Or perhaps you’ve recently begun cruising and are finding the learning curve a little steep.
Don’t worry! We can work through it together.
The Boat Galley contains quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you learn about cruising on a sailboat or trawler as well as in-depth articles to flatten out that first-year learning curve:
- • discovering what cruising is all about
- • deciding if cruising is for you
- • how to buy a boat
- • budgeting and how you can afford to cruise
- • moving aboard your boat
- • gaining the skills to cruise safely
- • outfitting the boat
- • provisioning and cooking on a boat
- • the joys and challenges of the cruising lifestyle
Where to start? Get a customized introduction to The Boat Galley, tailored to whether you’re considering cruising, preparing to cruise, or out cruising in The Boat Galley Resource Center.
Want to learn more about The Boat Galley? Go to the Start Here page. Or just dive in, using the menu and search box at the top of every page.
Latest Articles & Podcasts
Knowing how much fuel you really have available isn’t as simple as it seems. Don’t be surprised by less range than you think you have. [More] Calculating Your Fuel Range
Questions to help you make an informed decision about a much-discussed (and expensive!) piece of cruising gear. [More] Watermaker Yay or Nay
Step-by-step how to use your phone’s GPS information on a wifi-only iPad (without GPS) with AquaMap. Cost: less than $10 vs. $100 for external GPS. [More] GPS to Wifi iPad for AquaMap – Under $10
Cruising & Chartering
Read one cruiser’s harrowing story of abandoning their boat in a Gulf of Mexico Storm. What did they do right? And what do they wish they had done? [More] Abandoning Our Boat In Mexican Waters
8 Bahamas internet options compared: wifi from businesses, international roaming, T-Mobile, BTC, Aliv, MyIslandWifi, Google Fi and Iridium GO! [More] Bahamas Internet Options
Buying a Boat & Gear for It (and you!)
Instead of custom cockpit cushions, we got Sport-a-Seats. More comfortable, easier to keep clean, easy to take ashore and a LOT less expensive! Read all about them and get a discount code. [More] Sport-A-Seat
Urine Digester is a bio-enzymatic liquid that you add to the pee container for composting toilets. Better than vinegar for eliminating odors and deposits. [More] Urine Digester
Living on a Boat
Easy steps to make it simple to get your big dog on and off your boat. Set up in just a few minutes — and use them yourself at a marina! [More] Boarding Steps for a Big Dog
Tired of losing clothes and clothespins? Try this easy DIY boat (or RV) clothesline that works better the more the wind blows. [More] Make a Clothespin-less Clothesline
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
Why we switched from ablative to hard bottom paint on our cruising sailboat, the alternative procedures for doing so and what it cost. [More] Switching from Ablative to Hard Bottom Paint
Spotless Stainless is a dead-easy way to clean your stainless. Brush it on, wait, rinse it off. It’s that simple. Seriously. [More] Spotless Stainless
Provisioning, Storing Food & Cooking
Ginger snaps are easy to make without a mixer, delicious, and helpful for queasy stomachs. Perfect for a boat! [More] Ginger Snaps Recipe
Yes, you can juice fruits and vegetables on a boat. And without electricity! [More] A Manual Juicer–Great For a Boat