Making the transition from “preparing to cruise” to actually cruising can be tough. It’s filled with so many unknowns! Tips for casting off the dock lines! [More] You’ll Never Be Ready
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.
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Trying to figure out how big a boat you need to comfortably cruise? Nica changes the question and helps you get out cruising a little faster. [More] How Big a Boat Do I Need?
Sleeping on passage is essential for safety and enjoyment. But being able to do it is harder. Tips to make sleeping well easier! [More] Sleeping on Passage
How healthy is cruising? Nica explains the good points and bad and what you can do to make it better. [More] Is Cruising Really Healthy?
Nobody wants to spend all day in the laundry room. Some basic laundry etiquette means that everyone can do theirs with as little inconvenience as possible [More] Laundry Room Etiquette
Provisioning skills you can gain while still living on land. Not all boat skills are related to navigation and repair — planning for cooking aboard is important too! [More] Provisioning Practice
What’s a Turkish Evil Eye and why do so many boats sport them? Learn all about them here. [More] Turkish Evil Eyes
How do you define what’s “really” cruising? There are as many definitions as cruisers and here Nica Waters gives some pointers on what it means to be cruising. [More] When Does Cruising Really Start?
Where to start in organizing the boxes of provisions you bring aboard for a bareboat charter. A solid strategy to make sure you end up with everything you need for your meals aboard. [More] Organizing the Galley on a Charter
Nica Waters tells you how you can get a workout aboard even the tiniest boat. Lots of gear and workout options that really do work! [More] Exercise on Board