We’ve owned, lived aboard and cruised both a bluewater monohull and a small coastal cruising cat. So I’m often asked which is the better boat. [More] Catamaran or Monohull?
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.
Three podcasters -- Lin Pardey, Nica Waters and me (Carolyn Shearlock) -- with tips and info to turn your cruising dreams into reality.
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Outdoor cooking is great, and what’s more natural than grilling on your boat? In this episode, Nica Waters tells of her favorite grilling gear. [More] Grilling Aboard
When gear breaks, it obviously has to be fixed. Even if you’ve got the parts, it might be hours or days until the repair is complete. What do you do in the meantime? [More] Dealing with Broken Gear
How do you decide what comes with you on the boat and what stays behind? Space is limited, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have ANY treasures aboard! [More] Bring the Joy
How do you stay healthy when cruising in tropical heat? Tips from Lin Pardey’s years of experience. [More] Staying Healthy in the Tropics
Knowing the amps in and out of your batteries is the first step to having plenty of power aboard. Installing a battery monitor is a fairly simple DIY project. [More] Monitoring Batteries
Want to feel like a cruiser right off the bat? Using the right language can help! Nica Waters shares her favorite cruiser vocabulary to help you fit right in. [More] How to Talk Like a Cruiser
Frustrated trying to bake in your boat oven? Here’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve buying a new stove. [More] Hot Spots in the Oven
5 things to think about before naming your boat – and how Nica’s boat got her name. [More] The Magic of Boat Names
Lin Pardey provides eight tips for the on-watch passagemaker to ensure that all is well with the boat and the other crew stay well-rested. [More] 8 Tips for the Night Watch