When we visited Totem in Panama, I didn’t expect to take home an art form as a way to carry around a credit card or cash. [More] My New Wallet
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.
Subscribe to get new episodes automatically in your podcast player. Look for "The Boat Galley" in your favorite podcast player.
The sun takes a harsh toll on your boat gear day after day. Learn how to protect it and help it last longer. [More] Protect Boat Gear from the Sun
Cruising appears to be a totally independent lifestyle. It’s not. [More] Independent or Oblivious?
Yes, cruisers can plan. But there are many things outside your control that can change. Here are a few. [More] Hold Cruising Plans Lightly
Going shopping once every 6 weeks is a bit like stocking up for a passage. [More] April Shopping Brings May Yummies
Troubleshooting refrigeration problems can be frustrating. Especially if you forget to check this. [More] Is the Fridge Failing? Or the Batteries?
Simple hacks to help ensure you get the best deals you can on EBay. [More] Tips on Using eBay Confidently
Your boat’s solar lights might not be failing because they need replacement. Try this first. [More] Replace Failing Solar Lights? Or Not?
A broken container in your food stores is a real hassle. Learn how to contain the mess. [More] Make Clean-Up Easier – Contain the Mess
With a little imagination, the right weights for your workout are just a cabinet-open away. [More] DIY Weights