Whether you’re buying your first cruising boat or tenth, you always wonder if you’ve crossed all the T’s and dotted the I’s. A checklist for the most important legalities and practicalities. [More] New Boat Checklist
Buying a Boat & Gear for It
Spending your hard-earned money for a boat and everything that goes along with it.
You want things that will do what you need, last in a marine environment, and make your life better.
Buying guides and products that have worked well for us.
Want a convenient list of all my favorite Amazon products, made easy to find by category? The Boat Galley’s Amazon Store is now open! [More] The Boat Galley’s Amazon Store
SeaTask Group has loaned us a Rainman watermaker for a month for review purposes. Ten days in, here’s our first impression and answers to the questions I’ve gotten most often. [More] Rainman Watermaker: First Impressions
Planning to cruise? Looking for the perfect boat? Tips to help you find her. [More] Finding the Perfect Boat
Looking for an alternative to carrying — and throwing away — boxes of plastic bags, cling wrap and aluminum foil? Etee Wraps are a solid alternative with the bonus of keeping some foods fresh longer! [More] Etee Reusable Food Wraps
Looking at boats to buy? There’s so much to remember to check out even before you have a survey to get into the guts of the systems. One more thing to check out for safety. [More] Buying a Boat: Handholds
How do you decide what back-up systems and components you need on your boat. Here’s the framework we use. [More] Redundancy and Back-Up Systems
Wouldn’t a heating pad feel good on your aching muscles? How about hand warmers in your pocket? Reusable and no electricity needed . . . [More] Reusable Non-Electric Heating Pads
An affordable MOB alarm using Bluetooth and your smartphone or tablet. If you know IMMEDIATELY if someone goes overboard, there’s a much better chance of recovery! [More] CrewWatcher MOB Alarm
Fast-drying towels are a must on a boat, and TaLii towels are wonderful in that regard. Bonus: they can be laser embroidered with your boat name or logo! [More] TaLii Towels: Boat-Friendly Towels That Can Be Personalized