Over the years, I’ve used The Boat Galley newsletter to share what we’ve been up to and what we’ve learned while doing it. Here are two posts from a few years back sharing all the important little jobs we did to get Barefoot Gal (and us) ready for the trip. Lots of stuff to do to […]
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A question from a friend leads us to list out everything that we’re tackling aboard. It’s extensive and exhausting. We’d still do it again. [More] Redoing the Whole Boat
Forgetting to turn the water off can lead to a harrowing emergency. Find out why. [More] Flip the Switch; Avoid Trouble
Even when your boat is in a warm climate, you need to be prepared for a winter storm. Here’s what we do when a norther passes over our location. [More] Preparing for those Winter North Winds
Besides the basics of “spend time prepping and cleaning”, we’ve figured out some new strategies lately that are making varnish time go much more smoothly.
[More] Three Varnishing Tips
What’s the best thing about cruising? The people you meet. Check out some of the interesting folks you’ll meet in just one mooring field. [More] Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Yes, you can eat well without a refrigerator on the boat. Here’s how. [More] How to Live Onboard Without a Fridge
A scary trip to the emergency room taught us about the dangers of dehydration for cruisers. You’ve probably done these things yourself. [More] The Dangers of NOT Drinking–Dehydration!
I love making bread by hand. We still bought a machine – here’s why. [More] To Bread Machine or Not to Bread Machine
One of the best things about cruising are the friends you make. But can those passing friendships stand the test of time? [More] Hey Old Friend, Remember Me?