Do you know how to operate a propane stove? It’s not difficult, but it IS different. Learn the ins and outs before your first time cooking on one! [More] Using Propane on a Boat
Welcome to The Boat Galley!
Dreaming of cruising, making plans or already on water? The Boat Galley can help you along your way, with tips, reviews and how-to’s for every step:
• buying a boat
• outfitting your new boat
• making a boat your only home — or not
• living aboard, whether for a weekend or a lifetime
• provisioning, food storage and cooking
• cruising to new places
• maintaining and repairing your boat
Latest Articles & Podcasts
Wondering how to go cruising with a big dog? What can you do to make it easier? Answers here from Pamela Douglas Webster, who cruises with Honey, a golden retriever. [More] Cruising with a Large Dog
Cruising days generally involve life – cooking, eating, adventuring, fixing things. See how one day played out for 9 people on board Totem. [More] A Day Aboard Totem
An absolute riot. Organize a Rumbrella Regatta in your next anchorage! Here’s how it works. [More] Rumbrella Regatta
Cruising & Chartering
Random thoughts from a night watch from Holly Scott, a delivery & charter captain who’s sailed since she was 3. [More] Cruising Stories: On Delivery with Holly Scott
Your boat has a 50-gallon fuel tank. Does that really mean you have 50 gallons of fuel that you can use? [More] What’s Your REAL Fuel Capacity?
Buying a Boat & Gear for It (and you!)
Fast-drying towels are a must on a boat, and TaLii towels are wonderful in that regard. Bonus: they can be laser embroidered with your boat name or logo! [More] TaLii Towels: Boat-Friendly Towels That Can Be Personalized
Do you need a watermaker to go cruising? What are the pros and cons? Things to consider before making a major purchase. [More] Do You Need a Watermaker?
Living on a Boat
How in the world do you go grocery shopping or, worse yet, a really big stock-up without a car? How we do it. [More] Provisioning without a Car
How much propane do you need to carry for your adventure? Rule of thumb and useful info for how much is really in that tank! [More] How Long Does a Tank of Propane Last?
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
How to remove a metal fuel pickup fitting from an 18-gallon Tempo tank or any similar tank. DO NOT use this technique with gasoline or other explosive fuels. [More] Removing Fuel Pickup From Tempo Tank
Three years of using my Aquabot multiple times a day put some wear and tear on it. But restoring it to “like new” operation is quick and cheap. [More] Fix a Leaking Aquabot
Provisioning, Storing Food & Cooking
Wonderful hearty appetizer for hot days — quick to make and delicious to eat! [More] Dill Pickle Dip
Provisioning skills you can gain while still living on land. Not all boat skills are related to navigation and repair — planning for cooking aboard is important too! [More] Provisioning Practice