Muffins are a fast and easy way to have fresh bread on board. Here’s a simple recipe with several variations. [More] Basic Muffin Recipe (with variations)
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
The Florida Keys are wonderful in summer . . . if you can stand the heat. Learn our survival tricks! [More] The Florida Keys in Summer
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
Whether you decide not to apply bottom paint, do the work yourself, or hire it out, there are costs to keeping your hull clean. Learn the details! [More] What’s a Bottom Job Cost Anyway?
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!)
Gnatrol prevents fungus gnats in composting toilets. Absolute best way to prevent infestations. How to use it and where to buy Gnatrol in small quantities. [More] Where to Buy Gnatrol
West Marine price matches both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers. Save some serious money and still have the convenience of a local store. [More] West Marine Price Matching
Living on a Boat
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
Just a few minutes of effort will greatly increase the odds of getting your lost stuff back. And it’s free! [More] Get Your Lost Gear Back
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
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
Feeling stupid. Boat work and the cruising life can do that to you. The lessons we learned as well as how to move on and regain confidence. [More] Feeling Stupid
Provisioning, Storing Food & Cooking
A tasty hot dip terrific for St. Patrick’s Day or any cool day on the water. You can even make a dairy free version that’s still delicious. [More] Hot and Delicious Reuben Dip Recipe
Mini Quiches make a special, make-ahead breakfast. But they’re also great for a light lunch or appetizers! [More] Mini Sausage Quiches