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
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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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
What does it feel like offshore when winds top 50 knots? We’ll tell you, review some common heavy weather equipment, and share ideas for coping. [More] Storms at Sea
Three important questions to help you decide if a microwave is a good use of space and power in your galley. [More] A Microwave in Your Galley?
When you’ve got an exciting plan to take off cruising and you want to share it – but what happens when you can’t do that sharing in your land life? Where can you turn? [More] Secret Life of About-to-Be-Cruisers
Yes, Googling IS an essential cruising skill and a great one to be practicing as you’re in the pre-cruising learning phase. [More] Building Cruising Skills: Googling
A diagnosis of diabetes can be daunting, to say the least. But it doesn’t have to derail your cruising plans. Here’s how I’m doing it. [More] How I Cruise with Diabetes
It’s not the painkillers that make returning from the show so tough – it’s the different world you’re inhabiting. Learn why boat shows are worth it! [More] Boat Show Hangover
After a lifetime of cruising with sextant and hand-bearing compass, Lin Pardey goes cruising with GPS and compares the experience. Is GPS really safer, or just easier? [More] Navigation Tools
Buying a new (or new-to-you) boat? Make sure you’ve thought of all the things you need before the closing with this handy checklist. [More] Checklist: Documents and Practicalities for New Boat Owners