The Florida Keys are wonderful in summer . . . if you can stand the heat. Learn our survival tricks! [More] The Florida Keys in Summer
The Boat Galley Podcast
The Boat Galley podcasts are quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you in every stage of your cruising adventures. Each episode is typically just 5 to 10 minutes long, so the points are easy to remember.
Two podcasters -- Nica Waters and me (Carolyn Shearlock) -- with tips and info to turn your cruising dreams into reality.
Get a dose of TBG while you're on the go -- driving, walking or working out.
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Whether you decide not to apply bottom paint, do the work yourself, or hire it out, there are costs to keeping your hull clean. Learn the details! [More] What’s a Bottom Job Cost Anyway?
A top-loading boat refrigerator takes special organization since nothing is built in. Learn where to start in planning how to arrange it. [More] Organizing a Boat Refrigerator
It’s easy to think what we do is easy and commonplace. It’s not. Sharing our experiences can help others make a change. [More] What Inspires You?
The last thing a cruiser needs is more stuff. Except stuff they need. What might they need? Here are some ideas you might never have thought of! [More] Gift Ideas For Those Dreaming of Cruising
Calculating boat travel time is difficult as weather plays a major role. How one new cruiser learned why schedules just don’t work. [More] How Long from A to B?
Deciding whether or not to sell your stuff is as hard as deciding about the house. Add to the kitty? Add to the budget line? Sell? Keep? Aargh! [More] Storage Conundrum
Learn why you need to have a bilge alarm on your boat and how to choose the one that’s right for your boat. [More] Why Have a Bilge Alarm
Projects abound. Which ones REALLY need to be done before you can go? There’s a simple rule to keep in mind! [More] Which Project First?
Lithium batteries for your boat aren’t cheap, but are they the better choice? Why we chose lithium and how we like them. [More] Are Lithium Batteries the Better Choice?