Boat Radio

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

The Boat Galley's step-by-step guide to buying a boat and cruising on Boat Radio, available as a podcast. Listen in!

I’m honored and thrilled to have been asked to do a short program on Boat Radio — a brand-new online broadcast/podcast of all sorts of topics relating to boaters, racers, cruisers, ocean enthusiasts and more. My shows are short, generally running about 5 minutes, and deal with buying a boat and going cruising — what else?

A new show comes out every week. You can listen to them here or with your favorite podcast app. And be sure to check out the rest of Boat Radio‘s great lineup!

To listen now, click on the title and the player will appear. Click on the play button ► to begin the podcast (if you have a slow internet connection, it may take a few seconds to start):

1: Thinking of Buying a Boat? First Steps

2: Looking at Boats Online

3: Looking at Boats In Person

4: The Actual Purchase Transaction — How It Happens

5: Overwhelmed by Your New Boat?

6: Learning Your New Boat, part 1

7: Learning Your New Boat, part 2

8: When You’re Doing Everything for the First Time

9: An Easier Climb Up the Learning Curve

10: Your First Night Aboard

11: Starting to Outfit Your Boat — The Galley

12: Outfitting the Galley, part 2

13: Intro to Boat Cooking

14: Intro to Boat Cooking, part 2

15: Naming Your Boat

16: Checking Instrument Accuracy

17: The Boat Details Document

18: Boat Cards

19: Galley Design

20: Improving Boat Ventilation

21: Cruising When You’re Older

22: What Do You Do All Day?

23: What Should You Carry in the Dinghy?

24: When the Work Turns Filthy

25: Working in a Moving Galley

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  1. Vanita Fowden says:

    Is there a way to download these great podcasts so that we can listen to them when we are without internet? Really appreciate all I learn from you. As a new boat owner, I love all the practical advice. Thank you!

  2. Hi Vanita,
    It’s Mike here from Boat Radio. Thanks for listening to our podcasts. I am so glad you’re enjoying Carolyn’s wonderful shows. Thank you also for your question.
    You can download any of Boat Radio’s programs and listen to them whenever you choose.
    To do so, go to the Boat Radio web page:
    Click ‘Listen again’ (at the top of the page)
    This takes you to the Boat Radio AudioBoom channel, which is where we archive all out shows.
    Click on the show you’d like to download. You’ll be taken to that show’s page.
    At the bottom right of any show’s page, there is a ‘download’ button.

    We will soon be introducing a download facility on the Boat Radio website.
    Stay tuned for great new shows on Boat Radio over the coming weeks.
    There will also be a new website with lots of new features, including photo slide shows, a video archive and information about the programmes and programme makers.

    Thanks again for your question.
    If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to drop me a line:

    Best wishes,

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