Coping with the emotional roller coaster as you say goodbye to family and friends and hello to new adventures. [More] Departure Date Nears and Emotions Flow
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. You’ve found the answers to all your questions!
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
Barefoot Gal had good bones but a very tired interior. It was finally time for a major renovation. Learn what all the problems were and our priorities in the update. [More] Our Boat Renovation Begins
Maintenance is a necessary chore. Finding side benefits makes it fun, even when it means hauling yourself up the mast each spring. [More] 3 Reasons I Love Varnish Day
Cruising has lots of different definitions; you can make it what you want. Eight areas to think about as you contemplate a cruising life. [More] What Is Cruising?
Cruising & Chartering
Sunset is an important time of day for cruisers, and we’ve all developed rituals it seems. [More] Sunset Traditions
Cruising is mentally challenging. There are so many new things to be learning, to be coping with. Seven helpful ways to deal with the stress and make cruising enjoyable. [More] The Mental Aspect of Cruising
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
A propane regulator that extends off the tank is just a leak waiting to happen. Here’s a better regulator installation that’s an easy DIY project. [More] A Better Propane Regulator
Got rattling windows on your boat? You NEED these little gizmos! Not expensive, quick and easy to install. [More] Stop Rattling Windows
Provisioning, Storing Food & Cooking
Chicken, bacon, spinach, cannellini beans, tomatoes and a hint of rosemary — a delicious make-ahead meal that’s perfect for entertaining. [More] Baked Tuscan Chicken
A taste of Asian that’s low carb (and gluten-free)? And no soy? YES, please! Even those who aren’t eating keto/LCHF will love this recipe. [More] Un-Rolled Egg Rolls