Fish tacos, Baja-style but more boat-friendly than the deep fried ones. Delicious low carb/keto (6g total carbs), gluten-free and dairy-free variations. [More] Fish or Chicken Tacos
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
Learn where to put your ditch bag on your boat so that you’ll be able to put it into the life raft if you ever need it. Important info! [More] Where to Put Your Ditch Bag
Lithium batteries are a big upgrade on any boat. Are they worth the price? What advantages do they offer? Review and comparison to lead-acid batteries. [More] Lithium Batteries on a Boat
Replacing a dinghy plug is a great look at boat projects in general. They’re not complicated but they can definitely be time-consuming. [More] Steps to a New Dinghy Plug
Cruising & Chartering
Signs that you need to replace electrolytes and the recipe to make your own rehydration drink from common ingredients that you probably have on hand. [More] Do You Need a Rehydration Drink?
A simple trick for keeping Band-Aids and other adhesive bandages on, even if you’re active, sweating or swimming! [More] Keeping Band-Aids On
Buying a Boat & Gear for It (and you!)
The Isotherm Cruise 130 Elegance uses less energy and needs defrosting less often than the Cruise 130 Classic. Learn all the improvements here. [More] Isotherm Cruise 130 Elegance Refrigerator
Nesting pots and pans are great for boats, RVs, and camping. They take up so little space. Learn what to look for in selecting a truly good nesting cookware set and get my recommendations. I’ve had four different sets, one that was disastrous and three great ones. [More] Best Pots and Pans for Small Spaces
Living on a Boat
Just bought a boat? Learning how everything works can be overwhelming. Here’s how we did it and stayed sane! [More] Getting to Know Your New Boat
Dogs on boats: what you need to know to make your dog a great boat dog. Most dogs thrive on a boat! Learn how to keep them safe and happy. [More] Dogs on Boats 101
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
Learn what was important in buying a new clock and barometer as part of our boat’s interior renovation and how to keep the brass from tarnishing. [More] Ship’s Clock and Barometer for Our Boat Renovation
A previous owner leave holes in the teak woodwork in your boat? It’s easier to repair than you think! Step-by-step how-to with photos. [More] Repairing Screw Holes in Teak
Provisioning, Storing Food & Cooking
Low carb beef marinade recipe with only 3g total carbs, but absolutely delicious on both meat and vegetables. Great for kabobs on the grill! [More] Low Carb Beef Marinade Recipe
Easy and delicious baked Praline French Toast that does NOT require overnight refrigeration. Spices, nuts and yummy French toast made with half-and-half! [More] Praline French Toast Recipe