You can just hand-pull the anchor every time. But if you’re full-time cruising, there are some safety tradeoffs to consider. [More] Do I Need a Windlass?
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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Don’t assume that important safety gear — such as your Lifesling — is ready to go. Check it periodically — and immediately if you bought a used boat! [More] Is Your Lifesling Ready?
If you’ve had a horrible, awful, miserable trip I want to give you hope that future ones are almost certain to be better. [More] Avoiding Trips from Hell
When you’re away from the dock on your boat, you have to be prepared to deal with any medical problem that arise. What we carry and how I organize it. [More] First Aid Kit for a Boat
I should have introduced myself long ago, not after 35 episodes. But here we go — [More] Hi! An Introduction
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?
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