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Welcome to The Boat Galley!
Has someone you love mentioned wanting to head off into the sunset on a boat? Or maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about selling everything, moving aboard, 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 as well as in-depth articles to flatten out that first-year learning curve:
- • discovering what it’s all about
- • deciding if it’s for you
- • buying a boat
- • budgeting and how you can afford it
- • moving aboard
- • gaining the skills to cruise safely
- • outfitting the boat
- • provisioning and cooking
- • the joys and challenges of this lifestyle
Latest Articles & Podcasts
How has cruising changed? Lin Pardey answers cruiser questions and shares the secret to the best voyaging life. [More] Lin Pardey Answers Cruiser Questions
Great make-ahead recipe for a cool day — deliciously different chili that few people have had, but all love. Naturally gluten-free; includes a dairy-free variation. [More] White Chicken Chili
Applying the new teak finish on our boat’s interior renovation was one of the easiest parts of the project. I love the look that Teak Guard Finish gives! [More] Boat Renovation: Applying Teak Guard
Cruising & Chartering
You hope you’ll never need the ditch bag, but you’ve got one. It’s tempting to stash it in the lazarette or under the bed. But is that the right place for it? [More] Where to Store the Ditch Bag
Sunset is an important time of day for cruisers, and we’ve all developed rituals it seems. [More] Sunset Traditions
Buying a Boat & Gear for It (and you!)
If there’s a problem on your boat, you need to know about it right away. A bilge alarm is one tool to give you an early warning. Learn more here. [More] Why Have a Bilge Alarm?
Maintaining your boat is key to enjoying it. Ease of maintenance and access is important is check when looking at boats to buy. [More] Maintain-ability
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
What’s the best technique for cleaning, literally, a boatload of horribly stained and dirty teak? Here’s what worked for me. [More] Boat Renovation: Cleaning Teak
How do you choose a teak cleaner and finish? There’s a lot of labor involved and you want products that are going to make you thrilled with the results. My criteria and before/after photos. Yes, I’m delighted! [More] Boat Renovation: Choosing Teak Cleaner and Finish
Provisioning, Storing Food & Cooking
This delicious way to prepare fish will please everyone. No one has to know that it’s low carb, keto, gluten-free and optionally dairy-free. They’ll just say “can I have more?” [More] Keto/LCHF Tuna Bruschetta
Chili is a cool weather staple and this version perfectly suits the needs of diabetics and those following a low-carb or keto way of eating. But everyone will love it! [More] Low-Carb/Keto Chili