First-time boat buyers are often seduced by fixer-uppers, aka “project boats.” Unfortunately, it takes a considerable amount of experience to evaluate the possibilities and do the work. [More] Is a Project Boat a Good FIRST Boat?
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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Want to go cruising but wonder if you can really afford it? In this podcast, I discuss a number of factors that will affect the bottom line and talk about some common pitfalls in the budgeting process. [More] What Does It Cost to Cruise?
You’ve probably heard not to eat reef fish due to the risk of ciguatera. But how much do you really know about ciguatera? I discovered that a lot of what I thought I knew was wrong! [More] Ciguatera Poisoning
Planning to cruise the Bahamas? Seven things you need to know and plan for! [More] Cruising the Bahamas
How to get the prescription medicines you need as you travel from place to place. Don’t worry — it can be done. [More] Getting Prescriptions While Cruising
If your boat is holed, you have just minutes to save it — but it CAN be saved. Four items we carry just in case . . . [More] Emergency Gear In Case of a Holing
Your refrigerator isn’t cooling and you’ve checked everything you can on it. Don’t give up — there’s another possibility! [More] Is It the Refrigerator — or Bad Batteries?
There’s so much to remember on a boat. All the settings, what’s what. We don’t even try to remember it all . . . [More] Operational Info
Do you know how much water you use per day on your boat? How much will you need for your trip? [More] How Much Water Per Day?
It’s great to get opinions and ideas from other people . . . but don’t blindly follow their recommendations if they don’t make sense for you! [More] Don’t Blindly Follow Experts