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Tips, Reviews and How To's for Your Cruising Adventures: buying a boat and gear - provisioning, food and cooking on a boat - cruising and chartering - living on a boat - fitness on board - boat work and DIY tips - encouragement and more!

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Tips for Going to a Boat Show
<p>Boat shows can be huge and overwhelming. It's all too easy to leave and feel that you've missed things you really wanted to see or do.</p> <p>A plan, that's what you need. Carolyn Shearlock tells you how to create one that's perfect for you!</p> <p>NOTE: Carolyn and Nica will be at the Annapolis Sailboat Show -- the booth is right beside the gin barge. They'll also be at the Women Who Sail gathering Friday night at 5PM on the Pusser's rooftop, and are both teaching at Cruiser's University. Hope to see you there!</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/">Annapolis Boat Shows</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university/">Cruiser's University</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2B6L1jK">Keen sandals</a> (Amazon)</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.solavore.com/">Solavore Solar Ovens</a>. Cook with the power of the sun with your Solavore Sport solar oven. Slow-cook, roast, or bake, the lightweight and durable Solavore is perfect for life on board. Keep the galley cool and save fuel too! Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> for 15% off through September 2018.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Why We Cruise
<p>Boat work seems endless. Every now and then, though, it’s critical to go sailing.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.mahalosailing.com/">Mahalo Sailing</a> Offering private and group charters in exotic locations, Mahalo Sailing will feed your cruising dreams with practical knowledge, education and incredible scenery. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Use coupon code ALOHA18 for a $50 discount.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Anchoring for 50 Knots
<p>Dragging anchor is no fun. At best, you end up on deck in less than ideal conditions -- often the middle of the night and/or a squall. At worst, there's boat damage and injury to people.</p> <p>By always anchoring as if we know it'll blow 50, we're ready for the times it does. Here, Carolyn Shearlock explains their technique.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Mantus Anchor: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2Of33BX">https://amzn.to/2Of33BX</a></p> <p>Mantus Chain Hook for 1/4" chain: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2vmcM2l">https://amzn.to/2vmcM2l</a></p> <p>Sena Bluetooth headsets ("My Team Talks"): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2AHiuAV">https://amzn.to/2AHiuAV</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosun.co/">GoSun.co</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Project Creep Weekend
<p>Boat projects creep, sometimes taking 10 times as long as you expected!</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Garboard plug (dinghy plug): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2KjZYOP">https://amzn.to/2KjZYOP</a></p> <p>Brass garboard plug (dinghy plug assembly): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2Av8T05">https://amzn.to/2Av8T05</a></p> <p>Laser dolly: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2LIeLYW">https://amzn.to/2LIeLYW</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosunstove.com/">GoSunstove.com</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Can't Buy Safety
<p>With the myriad of so-called safety gear being promoted by manufacturer and sailing magazine, how do you choose what you actually need without sinking your cruising budget?  Lin Pardey, who after more than 200,000 miles of voyaging is still heading off across oceans and evaluating offshore gear, shares her thoughts on how to evaluate potential safety gear.</p> <p><strong>Links (Amazon):</strong></p> <p><strong>Mustang Inflatable PFD with Harness --</strong> hydrostatic so doesn't inflate in rain or spray <a href= "https://amzn.to/2AkkUoR">https://amzn.to/2AkkUoR</a></p> <p><strong>Capable Cruiser </strong><a href= "https://amzn.to/2K5Wn6H">https://amzn.to/2K5Wn6H</a></p> <p><strong>Voyager's Handbook </strong>https://amzn.to/2Akl8MJ</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong>Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> <p> </p>
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Faking It
<p>How do you cope when things have you more than a little nervous? Can you turn the mood to one of calmness or fun?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock explains what she does in this exact situation.</p> <div class="entry-content"> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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9 Tips for the Cruiser-to-Be
<p>The idea of going cruising can grab you by the throat. How can you keep the dream alive?</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Voyagers Handbook: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2LiybmZ">https://amzn.to/2LiybmZ</a></p> <p>Voyaging with Kids: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2LvJNCu">https://amzn.to/2LvJNCu</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosun.co/">GoSun.co</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Boat Buying: How Much to Offer
<p>You finally find the boat you want to buy. Then comes the big question: how much to offer for it?</p> <p>Ask any five people and you’ll get five different “rules of thumb.”</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock has bought numerous boats over the years -- small and large -- and doesn't think there is a universal answer, though: listen in to she approaches the question.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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What Food and How Much Of It?
<p>Heading out for longer than just a day or two? You've probably got a bunch of questions about what food to take, how much you'll need and what to do if you run out.</p> <p>Listen in as Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook, tells how she handles it all.</p> <p><strong>Links: </strong></p> <p>The Boat Galley Cookbook: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2mxmdax">https://amzn.to/2mxmdax</a></p> <p>Downloadable Inventory and Provisioning Spreadsheet: <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloadable-provisioning-spreadsheet/">https://theboatgalley.com/downloadable-provisioning-spreadsheet/</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://galleyware.com">Galleyware</a> -- Find top-rated nesting cookware, nautical dinnerware, and other galley essentials at Galleyware, your one-stop shop for every galley need. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Cruising During Hurricane Season
<p>Most of the ten years she's been cruising, Carolyn Shearlock has cruised during hurricane season and in areas prone to hurricanes: the Sea of Cortez, El Salvador, Florida and the Bahamas.</p> <p>It may not be the right strategy for everyone, but here she tells what they do to minimize the risk.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Boat Mold Remedies
<p>It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. How mold shows up on boat things!</p> <p><strong>Links (products on Amazon):</strong></p> <p>Small window air conditioner: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2uyQZ7d">https://amzn.to/2uyQZ7d</a></p> <p>Concrobium: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2zPGl13">https://amzn.to/2zPGl13</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://galleyware.com">Galleyware</a> -- Find top-rated nesting cookware, nautical dinnerware, and other galley essentials at Galleyware, your one-stop shop for every galley need. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Organizing Owner's Manuals
<p>Owner’s manuals are key to operating and repairing your boat’s systems. Being able to quickly lay your hands on the right one makes everything so much easier.</p> <p>Organizing them can seem a monumental task — here’s how Carolyn Shearlock did it in just a couple hours.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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First Time Voyagers’ Fears
<p>Setting off on your first ocean passage can be daunting. For the first timer it is hard to dismiss the sea stories you read online or in sailing magazines - storms, dismastings, all the things that could possibly go wrong when you are far from land. To help you put these fears into a proper perspective, Lin Pardey interviewed 11 voyagers who had just crossed the South Pacific Oceans to learn what worried them most, and what they actually found “out there”.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Capable Cruiser: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JspjoZ">https://amzn.to/2uoFdfKhttps://amzn.to/2JspjoZ</a></p> <p>Storm Tactics: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2Lj5KBl">https://amzn.to/2Lj5KBl</a></p> <p>Rainman Watermakers: <a href= "https://www.seataskgroup.com/">https://www.seataskgroup.com/</a></p> <p>Monitor Windvane: <a href= "https://www.scanmarinternational.com/windvane-selfsteering">https://www.scanmarinternational.com/windvane-selfsteering</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Cruising Foreign Countries
<p>Bureaucracy. Legal requirements. Passports. Visas. Boat documents. Pet documents. Checking into foreign countries. Checking out. How can you learn it all?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock gives you the best places to find out what you need to know.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Noonsite General Documents You'll Need: <a href= "http://www.noonsite.com/General/CruisingInformation/DOCUMENTS%20YOU%20WILL%20NEED"> http://www.noonsite.com/General/CruisingInformation/DOCUMENTS%20YOU%20WILL%20NEED</a></p> <p>Noonsite Country by Country Details: <a href= "http://www.noonsite.com/Countries">http://www.noonsite.com/Countries</a></p> <p>Facebook Women Who Sail: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenWhoSail/">https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenWhoSail/</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://Gosunstove.com"><strong>GoSun.co</strong></a> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life.</p> <p>Use coupon code Galley2018 to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Saying Yes
<p>Facing fears, overcoming nervousness and trying new experiences. It’s part of the cruising life.</p> <p>But how do you push your way outside your comfort zone?</p> <p>In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock details exactly how she's greatly expanded her comfort zone over the years and what it's meant.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Honeymoon Lessons
<p>Nica's first anniversary was also their first Gulf Stream crossing as a couple. So how'd it go?</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Bahamas chart book: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Explorer-Chartbook-Near-Bahamas-8th/dp/0982877579/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1531268642&sr=8-5&keywords=bahamas+cruising+guide"> https://amzn.to/2LaWRtt</a></p> <p>SeaFrost: <a href= "http://www.seafrost.com">www.seafrost.com</a></p> <p>Sailrite: <a href= "http://www.sailrite.com">www.sailrite.com</a></p> <p>Weather routing: <a href= "http://www.fastseas.com">www.fastseas.com</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny. Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Shopping by Example
<p>Ever make a special trip to the store and then realize you don’t quite know exactly what you need?</p> <p>Was that bolt regular or fine-thread? What diameter hose did the pump take?</p> <p>Or worse — trying to explain exactly what you want in a foreign language!</p> <p>With ten years of cruising experience, Carolyn Shearlock has a solution for that!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Don't Lose Your Dinghy
<p>Your dinghy is your way ashore, the "car" to get provisions, how you explore a new locale. Losing it isn't just a financial hardship, it's also a lack of mobility.</p> <p>In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock describes some very simple "standard operating procedures" that will greatly lessen the chances of your dinghy going walkabout.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Mantus 2-pound dinghy anchor: Galvanized (<a href= "https://amzn.to/2m1ssD2">https://amzn.to/2m1ssD2</a>) or stainless (<a href="https://amzn.to/2MT4HZa">https://amzn.to/2MT4HZa</a>)</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Will I Like Cruising?
<p>Somehow, you’ve started to think about cruising. Maybe you saw boats anchored in a harbor or got talking with a cruiser. Maybe a friend is living on their boat and you’re starting to think it about it too. Or maybe you’ve just always liked the phrase “sail off into the sunset.”</p> <p>But now you’re wondering: would I really like it? How do I find out more?</p> <p>Well, The Boat Galley podcast and blog have tons of info, including this one on exactly that question. Carolyn Shearlock details five ways that can help you decide if cruising is right for you.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Catching Water
<p>Catching water is a special way to keep your water tanks filled to the brim, even if there’s some scrambling.</p> <p>Here, Nica Waters tells her experiences.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Rainman watermaker: <a href= "https://www.seataskgroup.com/">https://www.seataskgroup.com/</a></p> <p>Downspout for an awning (a plastic thru-hull fitting!): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2KCKGbY">https://amzn.to/2KCKGbY</a></p> <p>Jerry jugs for water: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2z3rHD2">https://amzn.to/2z3rHD2</a> (spigot style) or <a href= "https://amzn.to/2NnVnxB">https://amzn.to/2NnVnxB</a> (spout style)</p> <p>Ball valve for water tank selection: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2MMaXSP">https://amzn.to/2MMaXSP</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Rainman Watermakers, capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater - without the need for installation! Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system! Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers here in the USA - visit them at <a href= "http://www.seataskgroup.com/">www.seataskgroup.com</a> to learn more!</p> <p>Add the referral code BOATGALLEY on the "order my system" page to receive 10 extra prefilters with your order! ($70 value!)</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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You CAN Do It
<p>“If you can read, you can do anything.” That was the lesson Carolyn Shearlock's mother drummed into her as a kid.</p> <p>Listen in to learn how this translates into DIY work on the boat. Yes, you really can do a lot of things you think you can’t.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Overcoming Fear, Gaining Confidence
<p>Storms, breaking seas, shrieking rigging, it seems every new sailor fears their first encounter with heavy winds. But it is not just new sailors who experience these fears.</p> <p>Join Lin Pardey as she relates this story of her first winter passage. Learn how, in spite of several decades of voyaging, she too fell prey to fear and had to build confidence in her ability to handle heavy weather.</p> <p><strong>Links -- both are books by Lin</strong></p> <p>Storm Tactics Handbook: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Tactics-Handbook-Heaving-Conditions/dp/1929214472">https://amzn.to/2MFMONy</a> (note from Carolyn: this is an excellent book and the one that convinced me we could be safe sailing offshore)</p> <p>Cost Conscious Cruiser (this story is an excerpt from this book): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2KEtmTO">https://amzn.to/2KEtmTO</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny. Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Practicing Cruising Skills
<p>Not everything on a boat revolves around moving the boat and navigating. And many of those skills can be practiced on shore, every day.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock explains how you can ease the first-year learning curve by working on seven things right now!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music: </strong>“Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Spare Parts for Your Boat
<p>A quick, comprehensive and invaluable guide to the essential spares you’ll need to carry if you’re planning to spend a good deal of time on board your boat.</p> <p>Listen in for Carolyn Shearlock's tips on figuring out what you do — and don’t — need to carry with you. As her husband Dave says, you can’t just tow an entire second boat, so you have to make choices!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosunstove.com/">GoSunstove.com</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Boating Friendships
<p>Is it easier to make friends when you sail, or is it the people who are different?</p> <p>Nica Waters gives her thoughts on the topic.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Caribbean Compass: <a href= "http://www.caribbeancompass.com">http://www.caribbeancompass.com</a></p> <p>Annapolis Boat Show: <a href= "https://www.annapolisboatshows.com">https://www.annapolisboatshows.com</a></p> <p>Eileen Quinn (boating music): <a href= "https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/EileenQuinn">https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/EileenQuinn</a></p> <p>Wendy Mitman Clarke (poet/writer): <a href= "https://www.wendymitmanclarke.com">https://www.wendymitmanclarke.com</a></p> <p>Sailing Totem: <a href= "http://www.sailingtotem.com">www.sailingtotem.com</a></p> <p>Women Who Sail Facebook Group: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenWhoSail/">https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenWhoSail/</a></p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock (The Boat Galley): <a href= "http://www.theboatgalley.com">www.theboatgalley.com</a></p> <p class="Body"><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny. Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href="https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Tracking Down a Fuel Problem
<p>Ugh. Engine problems. Even if you have a sailboat with a so-called “auxiliary engine,” there are plenty of times when you count on that engine working.</p> <p>And fuel problems are probably the most frequent type of engine problem that boats have.</p> <p>So how do you track one down? Carolyn Shearlock has -- unfortunately -- had experience with this and offers pointers on a logical approach and tips to make it easier.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.solavore.com/">Solavore Solar Ovens</a>. Cook with the power of the sun with your Solavore Sport solar oven. Slow-cook, roast, or bake, the lightweight and durable Solavore is perfect for life on board. Keep the galley cool and save fuel too! Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> for 15% off through September 2018.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Interview with Sailing Kittiwake
<p>Roving reporter Mike McDowell interviews a young couple living the dream as digital nomads on their 26’ catamaran.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Sailing Kittiwake: <a href= "http://sailingkittiwake.com">http://sailingkittiwake.com</a></p> <p>Kittiwake on YouTube: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9U1fPkHj0mJjC4LWGH26g">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9U1fPkHj0mJjC4LWGH26g</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Rainman Watermakers, capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater - without the need for installation! Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system! Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers here in the USA - visit them at <a href= "http://www.seataskgroup.com/">www.seataskgroup.com</a> to learn more!</p> <p>Add the referral code BOATGALLEY on the "order my system" page to receive 10 extra prefilters with your order! ($70 value!)</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Electrical Galley Appliances
<p>Some cruisers want every electric appliance they had at home, others want none. Most have at least a few. Carolyn Shearlock discusses things to think about in deciding how many you want aboard.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>2000 watt pure sine wave inverter (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2lsU2Jg</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">Marmara Imports</a>. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39" x 70").</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Stargazing from a Boat
<p>Have you ever really seen the night sky? From a place where there is no light pollution?</p> <p>All I can say is WOW.</p> <p>In ten years of cruising, Carolyn Shearlock has seen some spectacular skies and here she gives a bit of info and some useful resources . . .</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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What Kind of Dinghy?
<p>Every cruiser needs a dinghy. Which one is best for you?</p> <p>Listen in as Nica Waters explains the two very different dinghies they've cruised with . . . and why they are looking for still something different for their next cruise.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Handheld depth sounder (on Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JOVTXt">https://amzn.to/2JOVTXt</a></p> <p>Wooden Boat magazine: <a href= "https://www.woodenboat.com">https://www.woodenboat.com</a></p> <p>Dinghy ladder: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2K0cPWL">https://amzn.to/2K0cPWL</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">Marmara Imports</a>. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39" x 70").</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Communications Apps for Cruisers
<p>Cruising to foreign destinations generally doesn’t mean abandoning communications with your family and friends. We all still want to stay connected — and not just through the latest Facebook and Instagram posts.</p> <p>We want to talk and text. But have you seen international phone rates? YIKES!</p> <p>There are better solutions — and Carolyn Shearlock tells of her favorites.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Provisioning for an Ocean Voyage
<p class="Body">The whole idea seems daunting. You are in charge of ensuring there is lots to eat once you set off to cross the Pacific.</p> <p class="Body">But what is enough? And how do you ensure you and the crew will enjoy the meals you prepare once you have been at sea for three or even four weeks.</p> <p class="Body">Lin Pardey shares her hard-earned secrets to help you feel more comfortable as you prepare for your first ocean passage.</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p class="Body">Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2MygyMW">https://amzn.to/2MygyMW</a></p> <p class="Body">The Boat Galley Cookbook: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JWQGsF">https://amzn.to/2JWQGsF</a></p> <p class="Body">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration: <a href= "https://bit.ly/2tcyBQ2">https://bit.ly/2tcyBQ2</a></p> <p class="Body"><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny. Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href="https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Catamaran or Monohull
<p>Seven years on a monohull. Four years now on a catamaran. Carolyn Shearlock compares her Gemini catamaran to her Tayana 37 heavy monohull and describes the pros and cons of each.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Tayana 37 - <a href= "https://bit.ly/2K3KySq">https://bit.ly/2K3KySq</a></p> <p>Gemini 105M - <a href= "http://bluewaterboats.org/gemini-105m/">http://bluewaterboats.org/gemini-105m/</a> OR <a href="http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3777">http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3777</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Rainman Watermakers, capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater - without the need for installation! Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system! Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers here in the USA - visit them at <a href= "http://www.seataskgroup.com/">www.seataskgroup.com</a> to learn more!</p> <p>Add the referral code BOATGALLEY on the "order my system" page to receive 10 extra prefilters with your order! ($70 value!)</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Cruising with a Dog
<p>Cruising with a dog? Is it really possible? I mean, not just in a marina, but out sailing or motoring?</p> <p>How about full time cruising in foreign countries? How much of a hassle is it?</p> <p>Listen Carolyn Shearlock (aka "Paz's mom") for everything you need to know to cruise with your best friend . . . or decide that it would be better to leave Fido at home.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Grilling on a Boat
<p>Grilling is a favorite way of cooking on board cruising boats. Nica talks about her favorite tools!</p> <p><strong>Links</strong> to items mentioned (Amazon):</p> <p>Magma Kettle Propane Grill: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JCrStJ">https://amzn.to/2JCrStJ</a></p> <p>Magma Charcoal Grill: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2l8Xloz">https://amzn.to/2l8Xloz</a></p> <p>Chimney starter: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JFi567">https://amzn.to/2JFi567</a></p> <p>Grill mount: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2sV2KnC">https://amzn.to/2sV2KnC</a></p> <p>Magma Rectangular Grill: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2laJ1w1">https://amzn.to/2laJ1w1</a></p> <p>Propane Adapter: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2y7QKEw">https://amzn.to/2y7QKEw</a></p> <p>Tongs: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2sV4htU">https://amzn.to/2sV4htU</a></p> <p>Long spatula: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JEWaw9">https://amzn.to/2JEWaw9</a></p> <p>Spray bottle for flare-ups: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JDT4Z2">https://amzn.to/2JDT4Z2</a></p> <p>Grill basket: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2MpkkZ3">https://amzn.to/2MpkkZ3</a></p> <p>Fish basket: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2LQb5zQ">https://amzn.to/2LQb5zQ</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Rainman Watermakers, capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater - without the need for installation! Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system! Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers here in the USA - visit them at <a href= "http://www.seataskgroup.com">www.seataskgroup.com</a> to learn more!</p> <p>Add the referral code BOATGALLEY on the "order my system" page to receive 10 extra prefilters with your order! ($70 value!)</p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Weird Wiring Colors
<p>If you buy a used boat, someday you’re sure to discover something that the prior owner did that leaves you scratching your head.</p> <p>For Carolyn Shearlock, it was wiring colors. It seems that if a piece of wire was needed, one was simply grabbed without regard to whether it was the same color as what it was spliced into.</p> <p>She and her husband didn’t want to get into the time and expense of re-wiring. Here she explains how they made it easier to trace wires and know what was what.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Gear Breaks
<p>Things WILL break on your boat. Many times, a permanent fix isn't immediately possible, especially if you're in a remote area. So what are you doing to do in the meantime?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock details numerous ways to cope with common gear failures.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">Marmara Imports</a>. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39" x 70").</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Post-Hurricane Unseen Dangers
<p>Unfortunately, with hurricanes come sunken, holed and grounded boats. The shattered dreams are devasting and everyone wants to recover their boat or at least go aboard and see what can be salvaged.</p> <p>Be careful, though: think about what’s in the water in the wake of a hurricane. </p> <p>Two of Carolyn Shearlock's boats have taken direct hits by hurricanes and she's been very involved in the harbor cleanups with them and also with two (non-hurricane) events where friends' boats sunk. Here, she talks a bit about safety in the cleanup phase. Don't compound the tragedy!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Bring the Joy
<p>Moving onto a boat means downsizing. Nica Waters, who's doing this right now, gives you clues on how to decide what comes with you!</p> <p><strong>Links to items mentioned:</strong></p> <p>Life Changing Magic of Tidying (Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JxMbaV">https://amzn.to/2JxMbaV</a></p> <p>Colorful mixing bowls (Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2kQOJTE">https://amzn.to/2kQOJTE</a></p> <p>Cast iron skillet: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2sN48b0">https://amzn.to/2sN48b0</a></p> <p>French press: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Chambord-French-Coffee-Espresso/dp/B00005LM0T/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1528251129&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=bodum+french+press&psc=1"> https://amzn.to/2JlSWsS</a></p> <p>Ceramic baking pan: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2LqWQkY">https://amzn.to/2LqWQkY</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong>Marmara Imports. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39"X70") </p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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When I Hated Cruising
<p>There’s a saying about cruising that “the highs are higher and the lows are lower.”</p> <p>Some of those lows can seem miles deep.</p> <p>And while Carolyn Shearlock generally loves cruising, one of those “get me out of here” days hit her last summer.</p> <p>But it wasn’t permanent . . . listen in for how she quickly got back to loving it.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">Marmara Imports</a>. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39" x 70").</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Staying Healthy in the Tropics
<p>The cruising cook has many responsibilities beyond ensuring everyone on board is well fed. She/he is the person who is most responsible for ensuring the crew stays healthy.</p> <p>Lin Pardey, who has sailed more than 200,000 miles, much of this as a Crew Maintenance Engineer (cook) shares two important tips tor making your summer cruise or voyage through the tropics a healthy one.</p> <p>Links to Lin's books discussing this topic:</p> <p>Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2J8Dc0k">https://amzn.to/2J8Dc0k</a></p> <p>Taleisin’s Tales: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HiXnTK">https://amzn.to/2HiXnTK</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny. Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Monitoring the Batteries
<p>How do you know if your batteries are getting charged enough? If there’s enough power to watch a movie? If your solar panels or wind generator are sufficient? Do you need to run the generator?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock explains a simple device that will give you just the info you need.</p> <p><strong>Links</strong> to items mentioned in the show:</p> <p>Victron Battery Monitor on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JrJ4RI">https://amzn.to/2JrJ4RI</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://sea-tech.com/">SeaTech Systems</a>, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable .Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout. </p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Sufficient Power Aboard
<p>If you're living off the grid — at anchor — what electrical “goodies” can you reasonably have and how do you power them?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock, with ten years of full-time living aboard mostly at anchor, believes in “no amp ogres” — that is, no saying that things aboard can't be used because of the power they will require.</p> <p>In this episode, she details the 4-step approach she takes to having sufficient power for the things on her boat.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosunstove.com/">GoSunstove.com</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Talk Like a Cruiser
<p>Any new venture involves new language; shortcut the learning curve with this episode!</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p>VHF radio (on Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2xnAPRY">https://amzn.to/2xnAPRY</a></p> <p>Storm Tactics (on Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2L21hlZ">https://amzn.to/2L21hlZ</a></p> <p>FastSeas weather routing site: <a href= "http://www.fastseas.com">www.fastseas.com</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://sea-tech.com/">SeaTech Systems</a>, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable.Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Boat Systems for Everyone
<p>Can you use all the systems on your boat? Someday, you may have to. Can everyone else aboard also use everything?</p> <p>If there is more than one person on board, systems have to be planned so that everyone can do every function.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock explains why this is critical and what they've done on their boat to ensure that everyone can handle everything if need be.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Oven Baking Unevenly?
<p>Boat ovens are notorious for baking unevenly -- one part of an item will be burned while another part is raw.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook, gives a quick solution that will make a huge difference . . . at a very low cost!</p> <p><strong>Links to Items Discussed</strong></p> <p>Pizzacraft 12x15 Rectangular Baking Stone (Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2IIN7K1">https://amzn.to/2IIN7K1</a></p> <p>California Pizza Stones — custom cut to your exact size: <a href="https://bit.ly/2ILJ6QP">https://bit.ly/2ILJ6QP</a></p> <p>Kitchen Supply Old Stone Oven Toaster Oven Pizza Stone 7-inch by 10-inch<img class=" lazyloaded" src= "https://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theboagal-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000QJBNHY" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" data-lazy-src= "https://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theboagal-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000QJBNHY" />  (Amazon): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2KS2bSa">https://amzn.to/2KS2bSa</a></p> <div class="entry-content"> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny. Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> </div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Organizing Your Boat
<p>How many times do I have to rearrange things before I get it “right”? Why isn’t it obvious where things should go?</p> <p>And why is it that what seemed like such a good idea last month isn’t working now?</p> <p>These and so many more questions play out as we try to stow everything on a boat.</p> <p>With ten years of cruising and living aboard full-time, Carolyn Shearlock has some pointers.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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The Magic of Boat Names
<p>Naming your boat can be harder than naming your child. Experienced cruiser Nica Waters shares 5 tips to think about – and the story of her boat’s name.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Who’s On First (Abbot and Costello skit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg</p> <p>Carolyn’s blog post on boat names: https://theboatgalley.com/a-new-name-for-our-boat/</p> <p>USCG documentation information: https://bit.ly/2IFEn3c</p> <p>Homer’s The Odyssey (translation): https://amzn.to/2ICe7ed</p> <p>Jacques Cousteau (the Cousteau Society): https://www.cousteau.org/english/</p> <p>Calypso music: David Rudder: https://amzn.to/2IB9vVI Calypso Rose: https://amzn.to/2J2gOVS</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a> – making weather routing simple. Whether you are after speed or comfort, Fastseas will find the optimum route to your destination. Coupon Code: GALLEY2018 </p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Mistakes Happen
<p>No one is immune to mistakes. But the big thing is how you handle it at the time, and what happens next.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock tells of her most recent screw-up and gives thoughts on what is and isn’t helpful, and how you can (hopefully) avoid a similar mistake in the future.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Overnight Passages
<p>Watchkeeping is not just about ensuring you avoid collisions, it is about ensuring the boat is safe, the gear is working properly and the person off watch is sleeping well.</p> <p>To truly enjoy ocean passages, this is imperative.  But getting to sleep on a boat that is bouncing across a tradewind sea can be difficult.</p> <p>Join Lin Pardey as she describes a few of the tips that have helped her and those she has sailed with, sleep well in all kinds of weather. For as she makes clear, a well-rested crew makes better decisions, stays healthier and is far easier to live with.</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p>Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2rU2K6U">https://amzn.to/2rU2K6U</a></p> <p>Get Ready to Cross Oceans (DVD) on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2LeQi9P">https://amzn.to/2LeQi9P</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://sea-tech.com/">SeaTech Systems</a>, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable.Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout. </p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Cooking & Eating Underway
<p>Cooking on a boat is a bit different to start with but cooking while underway, particularly if conditions are "sporty," takes it a step further. </p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook, gives 13 tips to make cooking on a moving platform easier and safer.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>The Boat Galley Cookbook on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2KBkf2A">https://amzn.to/2KBkf2A</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.solavore.com/">Solavore Solar Ovens</a>. Cook with the power of the sun with your Solavore Sport solar oven. Slow-cook, roast, or bake, the lightweight and durable Solavore is perfect for life on board. Keep the galley cool and save fuel too! Use coupon code Galley2018 for 15% off through July 2018. </p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Getting Mail When Cruising
<p>If you’re on the move, in a foreign country or even living aboard in a marina, how can you get your mail?</p> <p>Cruisers use a number of different strategies and with ten years of cruising experience, Carolyn Shearlock has used many and heard of others. Here, she tells the pros and cons of each.</p> <p>Link to her preferred mail service:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sbimailservice.com/">St. Brendan's Isle</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.goodoldboat.com/"><em>Good Old Boat</em></a> magazine. For 20 years, <em>Good Old Boat </em>has been the sailing magazine for those who maintain, upgrade, and enjoy their own sailboats. Go to goodoldboat.com to learn more. When you're ready to subscribe, enter coupon code <strong>PODCAST18</strong> for an extra issue on your subscription. Good Old Boat: the sailing magazine for the rest of us!</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Six Steps to a Perfect Bottom
<p>Maintenance is a part of boat ownership, and doing a bottom job is a regular item on that to-do list. Nica Waters details the steps they take to keep Calypso’s bottom ready to sail!</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Drywall screen on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2Gor0Ta">https://amzn.to/2Gor0Ta</a></p> <p>Drywall pole sander head on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2wLSsdY">https://amzn.to/2wLSsdY</a></p> <p>Pole for drywall sander: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2IuiJPv">https://amzn.to/2IuiJPv</a></p> <p>Tyvek suits on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2ILr2cY">https://amzn.to/2ILr2cY</a></p> <p>Pressure washer on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IJppMJ</p> <p>Respirator on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2GoZVPB">https://amzn.to/2GoZVPB</a> (be sure to order extra filters, too!)</p> <p>Sanding face mask on Amazon: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2rMRBVs">https://amzn.to/2rMRBVs</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.solavore.com/">Solavore Solar Ovens</a>. Cook with the power of the sun with your Solavore Sport solar oven. Slow-cook, roast, or bake, the lightweight and durable Solavore is perfect for life on board. Keep the galley cool and save fuel too! Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> for 15% off through July 2018. </p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Q Flag
<p>Planning to cruise outside your home country? You’re going to need a Q flag.</p> <p>What’s that? you ask. Listen in and find out when, why and how to fly yours.</p> <p>Link to buy on Amazon:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1R9PGC1" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Q flag on Amazon</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">Marmara Imports</a>. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39" x 70").</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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3 Ways to Reduce Cruising Stress
<p>We start cruising to have fun. And then stress can creep in as we're learning a whole new lifestyle.</p> <p>In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock discusses three simple things that anyone -- old or new cruiser -- can do to make cruising far less stressful. </p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a> – making weather routing simple. Whether you are after speed or comfort, Fastseas will find the optimum route to your destination.</p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Three Reasons to Go to a Boat Show
<p>What do you get out of going to a boat show? Is it worth the expense?</p> <p>Nica Waters, fresh from the Annapolis Spring Show, gives three reasons for going.</p> <p>Links:</p> <p>Annapolis boat show: https://www.annapolisboatshows.com</p> <p>Cruisers University: https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university/</p> <p>Ugo: https://ugowear.com/</p> <p>Weems and Plath: <a href= "http://www.weems-plath.com">http://www.weems-plath.com</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a> – making weather routing simple. Whether you are after speed or comfort, Fastseas will find the optimum route to your destination.</p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Helm Notes
<p>How do you remember everything that you need to know for the day’s trip? It’s generally impossible for one person to remember it all, let alone give that knowledge to everyone who may take the helm.</p> <p>Helm notes make it easy! Carolyn Shearlock shares how to make them and what all to include so that all your trips will be safe ones.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Eating Street Food
<p>Sampling the local food is a wonderful part of traveling. And food carts and street food abound — but is the food safe or likely to make you sick?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock has eaten from street carts not just in the US, but around the world: Mexico, Japan, Turkey, and all through Africa, South America, and Central America. The food is delicious and she's never gotten sick.</p> <p>She says she's not alone . . . most cruisers eat street food and even have their favorite stands. But they do take some simple precautions, which she outlines here.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosunstove.com/">GoSunstove.com</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Working as You Cruise
<p>Some people feel perfection would earning enough money to set off cruising without ever having to work again. Others put off cruising because they don’t feel they have enough money to go.</p> <p>Lin Pardey shows how working along the way can get you out cruising sooner than you dreamed. Even more important, she shows how many cruisers felt their lives were enriched by the jobs they encountered as they voyaged.</p> <p>Lin's books telling how they worked as she and Larry circumnavigated (links are to Amazon):</p> <p>Self-Sufficient Sailor: https://amzn.to/2jyB4Qm</p> <p>Cruising in Seraffyn: https://amzn.to/2rqNqyl</p> <p>Seraffyn’s European Adventure: https://amzn.to/2KF3kgy</p> <p>Seraffyn’s Mediterranean Adventure: https://amzn.to/2wkmKnY</p> <p>Cost Conscious Cruiser: https://amzn.to/2wk5Wx7</p> <p>And a book Lin published:</p> <p>Voyaging with Kids: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2wiFO5M">https://amzn.to/2wiFO5M</a></p> <p>And a group she mentioned:</p> <p>Hands Across the Sea: <a href= "http://www.handsacrossthesea.net">www.handsacrossthesea.net</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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4 Months of Boat Repairs
<p>Are you really constantly repairing your boat when you cruise? That's a big question for those thinking about the life, especially as so many people make jokes about "cruising is just fixing your boat in exotic places."</p> <p>To answer that question, Carolyn Shearlock listed every single repair -- large and small -- that they did while on a 4-month cruise through the Bahamas. Only one actually delayed them; another one could have caused more problems than it did. But most of them? Easily fixed or worked around.</p> <p><strong>Links to items mentioned: </strong></p> <p>USB cables 3-pack (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2KEz4T6</p> <p>USB cables 6-pack (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2JVUCJC</p> <p>iPhone/iPad Lightning cable 4-pack (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2I0UcB1</p> <p>Mantus Anchors and Chain Grabber: https://bit.ly/2HWt4ak</p> <p>Rescue Tape: https://amzn.to/2jxyOsB</p> <p>Nature's Head composting toilet: https://bit.ly/2IjZaMJ</p> <p>Maggie's Farm ant gel baits: https://amzn.to/2K03mi1</p> <p>Advion ant gel syringes: https://amzn.to/2HTwI4X</p> <p>Advion ant bait stations: https://amzn.to/2HVN4WG</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Solavore Solar Ovens. Cook with the power of the sun with your Solavore Sport solar oven. Slow-cook, roast, or bake, the lightweight and durable Solavore is perfect for life on board. Keep the galley cool and save fuel too! Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> for 15% off through July 2018.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Sunsetters on the Water
<p>Cruising may not be <em><strong>all </strong></em> gorgeous sunsets in wonderful anchorages with your favorite beverage in hand, but when it happens, why not celebrate?</p> <p>Get together with new best friends on the boat next door (who you might never have met before) and enjoy the evening.</p> <p>In 10+ years of cruising, Carolyn Shearlock has learned a thing or two about dinghy drifts and she's happy to pass them on.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Unexpected Ingredients
<p>Provisioning isn’t just about taking the food you eat all the time. Leave room for special ingredients!</p> <p>In this episode, experienced cruiser Nica Waters talks a bit about her provisioning philosophy and the importance of having special treats.</p> <p><strong>Links to items mentioned in this episode:</strong></p> <p>Northeast Kingdom in Vermont: <a href= "http://northeastkingdom.com">http://northeastkingdom.com</a></p> <p>Galley tools and foods from Amazon:</p> <p>Microplane zester: https://amzn.to/2HMWofk</p> <p>Solar oven: https://amzn.to/2w6hIev</p> <p>Thermal cooker: https://amzn.to/2w6nTiI</p> <p>Pressure cooker: https://amzn.to/2I7nscN</p> <p>Kanokwan red thai curry paste: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HMZ2Si">https://amzn.to/2HMZ2Si</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Solavore Solar Ovens. Cook with the power of the sun with your Solavore Sport solar oven. Slow-cook, roast, or bake, the lightweight and durable Solavore is perfect for life on board. Keep the galley cool and save fuel too! Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> for 15% off through July 2018.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Do I Need an Windlass?
<p>A windlass is an expensive piece of gear; an electric windlass isn't just money but also requires substantial electrical planning to ensure it gets adequate power.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock has sailed (on a charter) without a working windlass and both her boats have had electric windlasses installed by previous owners.</p> <p>She argues that not only is life easier with an electric windlass, it's also safer.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Ten Things to Make Galley Life Better
<p>Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook and 10-year cruiser, lists ten of her favorite products to make cooking in a small, un-airconditioned, moving kitchen a lot easier.</p> <p>Links to products mentioned:</p> <p>Pur water dispenser/filter: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2Hze3et">https://amzn.to/2Hze3et</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Seagull water filter: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2I2UpHu">https://amzn.to/2I2UpHu</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>4-Way Windscoop: <a href= "https://www.cruisingsolutions.com/collections/wind-catchers/products/breeze-bandit"> https://www.cruisingsolutions.com/collections/wind-catchers/products/breeze-bandit</a> (Cruising Solutions)</p> <p>Caframo 12-volt, 2-speed fans: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2r8Sre6">https://amzn.to/2r8Sre6</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Scrubr dishcloths: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HCkObq">https://amzn.to/2HCkObq</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Baking stone (tile shop can cut to size needed): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HBzQ5u">https://amzn.to/2HBzQ5u</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Omnia Stove Top Oven: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2r8DAQF">https://amzn.to/2r8DAQF</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Lock& Lock food storage containers: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HDdgW5">https://amzn.to/2HDdgW5</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Victorinox knives: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HGJMqp">https://amzn.to/2HGJMqp</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Rapala filet knife: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HGKmEB">https://amzn.to/2HGKmEB</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Magma nesting pans: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HzeYf0">https://amzn.to/2HzeYf0</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>Galleyware nesting pans: <a href= "http://www.galleyware.com/Nesting-Cookware/">http://www.galleyware.com/Nesting-Cookware/</a></p> <p>Ways to make coffee: <a href= "http://theboatgalley.com/boat-coffee-systems/">http://theboatgalley.com/boat-coffee-systems/</a></p> <p>Saratoga Jack's thermal cooker: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JAJKk7">https://amzn.to/2JAJKk7</a> (Amazon)</p> <p>The Boat Galley Cookbook: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2Hzfj1g">https://amzn.to/2Hzfj1g</a> (Amazon)</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny.</p> <ul> <li>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</li> </ul> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Is Your Lifesling Ready to Go?
<p>The Lifesling (MOB retrieval system) is one of those pieces of gear that we certainly hope we never have to use, but if we do, it has to work perfectly . . . and instantly.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock tells how to check if yours is in good operating condition, lists potential problems and discusses how to fix them. Yes, both cruising boats she's owned have come with Linfeslings that had problems.</p> <p>If you discover that it needs to be repacked, <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/is-your-lifesling-ready-for-use-are-you-sure/">get the directions here</a> — you’ll find the link to the owner’s manual that explains it and a photo series of Carolyn re-packing hers.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny.</p> <ul> <li>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</li> </ul> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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The Precision of Boat Space
<div class="entry-content"> <p>You may think an inch is not that much space. When you’re renovating a small boat, it’s as good as a mile. Nica Waters talks about the joys of thinking small, and the vast worlds that open up with just an inch . . .</p> <p><strong>Links to things mentioned in the show:</strong></p> <p>Bristol Channel Cutter: http://www.samlmorse.com</p> <p>Lyle Hess: <a href= "http://www.msog.org/yarns/lyle_hess_wb/wb-lylehess.cfm">http://www.msog.org/yarns/lyle_hess_wb/wb-lylehess.cfm</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a> – making weather routing simple. Whether you are after speed or comfort, Fastseas will find the optimum route to your destination.</p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Trips from Hell
<p>Trips from hell. They exist. Weather. Boat problems. Sick. Tired. Hot. Whatever the reason, some trips just don’t go as expected.</p> <p>Ten-year cruiser Carolyn Shearlock explores some of the reasons and ways that she first, tries to avoid bad passages and second, deal with the problems that arise.</p> <p>The good news: future trips are likely to be a lot better!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Two Clues
<p>For years, Lin Pardey has urged prospective cruisers to "go small, go simple, go now." Here, she relates how that seems to be changing the cruising experience for some, as they cruise out of season and off the beaten path.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny.</p> <ul> <li>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</li> </ul> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Hurricane Preparation
<p>The time to plan how you'll prepare for a hurricane is long before there's one threatening your boat. </p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock has always cruised in hurricane waters and prepared for countless storms. Six times, the eye of a hurricane or tropical storm has passed within 50 miles . . . and her boats have survived both Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys and Hurricane Marty in the Sea of Cortez. Listen to what they've taught her -- not just in what to do, but also the mindset needed.</p> <p><strong><img class= "size-full wp-image-36526 alignleft sp-no-webp" src= "https://31oyzh25fehd21hb9c1gjdv7-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Seatech.jpg" alt="" width="125" height="24" />Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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First Aid Kit for the Boat
<p>What do you need in a first aid kit aboard a cruising boat and how do you ever begin to organize it?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock tells what they carry for coasting cruising and the best way she's found to organize it.</p> <p>Harder-to-find products mentioned (links to Amazon):</p> <p>Dry bags:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2EzSwjt" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SealLine 55-liter dry bag</a> (comes in various colors and sizes)</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2soVVwT" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SealLine see-through bags</a> (up to 30 liter size)</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2nVhctd" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SealLine small pouches</a> (for small items)</li> </ul> <p>Tincture of benzoin (to keep bandages on):</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2ECwgFN" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Screw-top bottle (2 oz.)</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2HaZVEC" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Package of 50 swab sticks</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2Hb3pac">SAM splint</a></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2stICva">Temporary filling kit</a></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2BotB0l">Tick puller</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong> <a href= "https://infinitylwv.com/">Infinity</a>, the most trusted name in woven vinyl flooring in the marine industry. Since 2008, Infinity has offered boat owners premier flooring options proven to withstand even the most demanding environments. Each of their products is equipped with UV-stable fade resistance and antimicrobial technology, giving them both durability and style that can’t be matched. Thinking about kicking carpet to the curb? Make the switch to Infinity and see the difference true luxury makes. Use the coupon code “PODCAST” for 50% off samples.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a> </p>
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Privacy on Board
<p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">How do you keep your sanity (and your privacy) on board a small boat? Nica Waters shares tips learned from over 20 years of living aboard and cruising.</span></p> <p><span style= "font-size: 11pt;"><strong>Links:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Need a new dinghy? <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/choosing-a-dinghy/">https://theboatgalley.com/choosing-a-dinghy/</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Kayak from Amazon: Old Town Kayak Heron 9XT https://amzn.to/2IZJoDy</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Handheld VHF from Amazon: Uniden MHs75 Submersible https://amzn.to/2IWby20</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Headphones from Amazon: Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones <a href= "https://amzn.to/2JPT30s">https://amzn.to/2JPT30s</a></span></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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An Introduction
<p>So what is Carolyn Shearlock's cruising background? Where has she gone? Does she really know anything?</p> <p>Find out all this along with why she started The Boat Galley.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: <a href= "http://gosunstove.com/">GoSunstove.com</a></strong> Inventors of the world's fastest most compact solar cookers for all your ship to shore culinary adventures. GoSun - using the power of the sun to fuel your galley life. Use coupon code <strong>Galley2018</strong> to save 10% on any order through December 2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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How to Use a Propane Stove
<p>Propane stoves aren’t that hard to use, but there are some important differences from home electric or gas stoves. Here, Carolyn Shearlock addresses the questions she had before their first time on a boat and also discusses some basic safety items.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it’s satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech’s packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Project Boat as Your First Boat
<p>If you’re in the market for a boat, sooner or later you’ll be intrigued by some really low-priced boat you see. <em>Hmm</em>, you think, <em>with the money I save on the purchase, I can turn it into exactly what I want.</em></p> <p>The reality is that project boats can give you exactly the boat you want, but are generally not a good deal financially and most times the work takes considerably longer than expected. Many never end up in the water.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock has seen many people buy project boats over the years. If you've never owned a boat before, she has some extra words of caution.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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A Cruising Day with Totem
<p>Ever wondered what a day cruising really looks like? Come along with Nica on Totem for a day as 9 people cruise in Panama’s Guna Yala region.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Sailing Totem: <a href= "http://www.sailingtotem.com">www.sailingtotem.com</a></p> <p>Panama Guna Yala region: <a href= "https://www.boqueteoutdooradventures.com/maps.html">https://www.boqueteoutdooradventures.com/maps.html</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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What Does Cruising Cost?
<p>Wondering if you could really afford to cruise? Most people assume that you have to be wealthy to cruise. Not so — but it does take a certain amount of money, or a willingness to give up some things that you may now take for granted.</p> <p>Everyone has to come up with their own budget and make their own decision as to what they have to have.</p> <p>In this episode, Carolyn Shearlock discusses some of the hidden costs and tradeoffs that are glossed over in many discussions of what it costs to cruise. With ten years' experience, she's known everyone from bare bones low-cost specialists to those living the high life.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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The Joys of Sailing
<p>Even an accomplished sailor needs to learn the subtleties of sailing a new boat. Lin Pardey uses tricks learned in her years of sailing to safely learn how to effectively and efficiently sail her new-to-her boat, Felicity.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p><strong>Hereshoff 12.5</strong> <a href= "http://www.capecodshipbuilding.com/fleet/index.php?boat=bullseye"><strong> http://www.capecodshipbuilding.com/fleet/index.php?boat=bullseye</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Map of Kawau Island, New Zealand: <a href= "https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kawau+Island/@-36.4210592,174.812574,13z/"> https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kawau+Island/@-36.4210592,174.812574,13z/</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Parkinson’s Disease:</strong> <a href= "http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/what-is-parkinsons"> <strong>http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/what-is-parkinsons</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Storm Tactics (book): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2IwNEtI">https://amzn.to/2IwNEtI</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Storm Tactics (DVD): <a href= "https://amzn.to/2GA4BqN">https://amzn.to/2GA4BqN</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/">The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a> Have truly great meals with fresh produce, meat, butter, cheese, eggs and more, even if you don’t have a refrigerator or it’s tiny.</p> <ul> <li>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</li> </ul> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> <p><strong>Capable Cruiser: <a href= "https://amzn.to/2HdpepU">https://amzn.to/2HdpepU</a></strong></p>
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It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere
<p>Beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks seem to be an ingrained part of the cruising life. But we’ve found that cutting back a little has actually improved our life aboard!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.sailcaribbean.com/">Sail Caribbean.com</a> the premier teenage adventure camp in the British Virgin Islands. Sail Caribbean fosters self-confidence, leadership, and personal growth through sailing, scuba, community service, and marine biology adventures. Empower your teen with an extraordinary Caribbean experience.</p> <p>Coupon code BOATGALLEY to receive 10% off tuition</p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Ciguatera (Fish) Poisoning
<p>Whether you're fishing, buying fish at the market or even just ordering fish at a restaurant, you need to know about ciguatera poisoning.</p> <p>What is it really? What fish are affected? What are the symptoms? When do you need to see a doctor?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock thought she knew about it, but when friends contracted it, she discovered that there was a lot she didn't know . . . and it has made her far more cautious!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong> <a href= "https://infinitylwv.com/">Infinity</a>, the most trusted name in woven vinyl flooring in the marine industry. Since 2008, Infinity has offered boat owners premier flooring options proven to withstand even the most demanding environments. Each of their products is equipped with UV-stable fade resistance and antimicrobial technology, giving them both durability and style that can’t be matched. Thinking about kicking carpet to the curb? Make the switch to Infinity and see the difference true luxury makes. Use the coupon code “PODCAST” for 50% off samples.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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How Do You Learn To Sail?
<p>Learning how to sail is a prerequisite for going cruising on a sailboat.</p> <p>Nica’s been sailing for years, in all kinds of boats, on all different bodies of water.  Listen as she shares her tips for the best way to learn to sail!</p> <p><strong>Links to things mentioned in the show:</strong></p> <p>Sail Caribbean: <a href= "http://www.sailcaribbean.com">www.sailcaribbean.com</a></p> <p>Northeast Kingdom map: <a href= "http://www.vermont.com/northeast-kingdom/">http://www.vermont.com/northeast-kingdom/</a></p> <p>University of Virginia: <a href= "http://www.virginia.edu">www.virginia.edu</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.sailcaribbean.com">Sail Caribbean</a> -- the premier teenage adventure camp in the British Virgin Islands.</p> <p>Coupon code BOATGALLEY to receive 10% off tuition</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Cruising the Bahamas
<p>Cruising the Bahamas is wonderful! Seven things to know — and really think about and take to heart –before you go. It’s easy to get so caught up in planning the Gulf Stream crossing and getting documents that you overlook these . . .</p> <p>Don't be surprised on your trip! Listen in for Carolyn Shearlock's words of wisdom so you'll have the time of your life.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Living With a Small Refrigerator
<p>Boat refrigerators are small, usually less than a quarter of the size of a home refrigerator. But grocery stops are less frequent than when living ashore.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock, with ten years of living on a boat and cruising, tells how it can all works . . . and give you the foods you want!</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/"> Storing Food without Refrigeration ebook</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2GfeKJs">Mold for single ice cubes</a> (Amazon)</p> <p><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/living-with-a-small-refrigerator#pdf">Storing Veggies Cheat Sheet</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.sailcaribbean.com/">Sail Caribbean.com</a> the premier teenage adventure camp in the British Virgin Islands. Sail Caribbean fosters self-confidence, leadership, and personal growth through sailing, scuba, community service, and marine biology adventures. Empower your teen with an extraordinary Caribbean experience.</p> <p>Coupon code BOATGALLEY to receive 10% off tuition</p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Getting Prescriptions When Cruising
<p>What do you do if you fell ill while cruising or if you have a pre-existing condition that requires medication? How do you get hold of the drugs you need?</p> <p>It takes some planning, but don’t worry, it can be done. </p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock, with ten years of cruising in five countries (and long-term travel in thirty others) details strategies that have worked for her and her husband.</p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Re-Entry Grief
<p>All cruises come to an end, sometime. How do you deal with the reentry?</p> <p>Nica Waters shares her experience with coming back to land after cruising, and reminds you that it’s okay to grieve.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p>Bristol Channel Cutter: <a href= "http://www.samlmorse.com/">http://www.samlmorse.com</a></p> <p>Calypso blog from trip: <a href= "https://svcalypso.wordpress.com/">https://svcalypso.wordpress.com/</a></p> <p>Totem website: <a href= "http://www.sailingtotem.com/">http://www.sailingtotem.com/</a></p> <p>Women Who Sail: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenWhoSail/</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.sailcaribbean.com/">Sail Caribbean.com</a></p> <p>Coupon code BOATGALLEY to receive 10% off tuition</p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Taking on Water? What You Need
<div class="post_image">If your boat is holed, you have just minutes to save it -- but it CAN be saved. There’s no time to waste. Pumps can't keep up; you need to stop the leaks quickly.</div> <div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>Carolyn Shearlock details four things that they carry with them — in a very accessible place.</p> <p>As she says, "We really hope that we wasted our money buying this gear . . . but we know that if we ever need it, we need the right gear and plenty of it."</p> <p><strong>Links to Products Mentioned</strong></p> <p>Wood bungs</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2C0R30i">Amazon set of 10 smaller plugs</a> (1/2” to 1-1/2” max plug size – up to about 1-1/4” thru hull or hole)</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2E5OcsP">Amazon set of 9 larger plugs</a> (holes from about 1” to 1-3/4”)</li> <li><a href= "http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|135|2290137&id=275638"> Defender set of six plugs for holes 1/2” to 2”</a></li> </ul> <p>Forespar Sta-Plug</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2nOEe4p">Sta-Plug on Amazon</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|135|2290137&id=2242647"> Sta-Plug from Defender</a></li> </ul> <p>Hull Survivor Emergency Hull Seal</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2Em151k">Hull Survivor on Amazon</a></li> </ul> <p>Splash Zone Epoxy</p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://search.defender.com/?expression=splash%20zone&s=1">Splash Zone from Defender</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong> <a href= "https://infinitylwv.com/">Infinity</a>, the most trusted name in woven vinyl flooring in the marine industry. Since 2008, Infinity has offered boat owners premier flooring options proven to withstand even the most demanding environments. Each of their products is equipped with UV-stable fade resistance and antimicrobial technology, giving them both durability and style that can’t be matched. Thinking about kicking carpet to the curb? Make the switch to Infinity and see the difference true luxury makes. Use the coupon code “PODCAST” for 50% off samples.</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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On Watch
<p>What’s it like to actually be at sea? Three-time circumnavigator Lin Pardey shares 4 vignettes from times on watch.</p> <p>These stories were taken from Lin's book, Seraffyn's European Adventures, which you can buy on Amazon:</p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2pFixFE">Seraffyn’s European Adventures</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/"> The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a></p> <ul> <li>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Doing (US) Taxes While Cruising
<p>Sailing off into the sunset doesn’t end the obligation to file and pay taxes. But how do you do it when you’re living on a boat and travelling?</p> <p>A cruiser since 2002. Carolyn Shearlock provides three basic strategies and then details how to get all the documents you need and make payments from afar.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2G35g2Y">TurboTax software on Amazon</a> (download)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/">My Social Security</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.irs.gov/Payments">IRS Payments Online</a> (estimated taxes and other payments)</p> <p><a href="https://www.officialpayments.com/index.jsp">Official Payments</a> (payments to state and local governments and others)</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://fastseas.com/">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <div> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div>
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Refrigerator Problem or Bad Batteries?
<div class="post_image"> <div id="mep_1" class="mejs-container svg blog_audio mejs-audio"> <div class="mejs-inner"> <div class="mejs-controls"> <div class="mejs-button mejs-playpause-button mejs-play">You reach in the refrigerator for a nice cold drink on a hot day, and the can or bottle just doesn’t seem as cold as it should be. A few hours later, you notice it again . . . and the next day, discover that the butter is soft.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>The refrigerator obviously has a problem. Or does it?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock explains what happened on their boat and how they determined that the problem was really in batteries that were dying.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> SeaTech Systems, offering cruiser-tested solutions for weather and communications. Whether it's satellite, wifi, cell, or SSB, SeaTech's packages are simple and affordable.</p> <p>Coupon Code: Free shipping through July 2018 with the code GALLEY2018 at checkout.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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Cruising Hacks, Galley-Style
<p>Living in a small space, sometimes it’s the little things that really help you make the most of the space you do have.</p> <p>With a 28’ boat of her own, experienced cruiser Nica Waters spotted five great ideas when visiting a friend’s boat for a 10-day vacation.</p> <p>Links to items mentioned in podcast:</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2FDy9na">Silpat baking mats</a></p> <p>These are half sheet size, which tend to be useful for boat-sized ovens. These mats cannot be cut to size!</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2pb3d37">Dry erase board</a></p> <p>Think of the space you have, and size accordingly. There are also stick on versions that might be of interest. I’ve also seen people use chalkboard paint!</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2Hvos6z">Magnet strips (need 2)</a></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2FH2wVu">Organization bins for the fridge</a></p> <p>You totally could hit the local dollar store for these, and again check the size of YOUR fridge to see what works. Get sturdy ones, such as these from Sterilite!</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2FTtg8t">Refillable pumps for sunscreen</a></p> <p>I like glass; you may prefer plastic. Of course, if you have a large amount of lotion or shampoo that comes in such a container and just finish it off, reuse what you have!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://fastseas.com/">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Operational Info
<div class="post_image"> <div id="mep_1" class="mejs-container svg blog_audio mejs-audio"> <div class="mejs-inner"> <div class="mejs-controls"> <div class="mejs-button mejs-playpause-button mejs-play"> Be honest. Can you always remember everything about your boat. Which gas can is for the outboard (mixed with oil) or the generator (straight gas)? How much did the watermaker put out last year? Is it less this year?</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>The list goes on and on.</p> <p>Experienced liveaboard cruiser Carolyn Shearlock, explains why notebooks didn’t work for them, and what finally did to put information right where they needed it.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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Outboard Won't Start?
<p>Need to go somewhere and the outboard won’t start? Or worried about trying to go somewhere and having a problem with the motor and not getting home?</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock isn’t an outboard mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, but close to 50 years of running them have taught her what the common problems are. 14 simple things to check if the outboard won’t start — along with how to fix them at least well enough to get home. No mechanical skills needed!</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/outboard-wont-start-101/#PDF">Download a PDF of the info in this podcast to print and keep in the dinghy</a></p> <p><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/things-to-carry-in-the-dinghy/">Safety Gear to Carry in the Dinghy</a></p> <p><a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/outboard-fuel-line-problems/">Outboard Fuel Line Problems</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://fastseas.com/">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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How Much Water Per Day?
<div class="post_image"> <div id="mep_1" class="mejs-container svg blog_audio mejs-audio"> <div class="mejs-inner"> <div class="mejs-controls"> <div class="mejs-button mejs-playpause-button mejs-play">How much water do you use on your boat? How much do you need to carry to get you to your next stop?</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>Important questions as you’re planning your trip . . . and hard to know when you’re just starting out.</p> <p>With ten years of cruising experience herself and also passing info from friends, Carolyn Shearlock gives typical water usages and the levels of luxury they afford.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> Shambala Sailing Adventures, offering customized learning charters in Exumas, Bahamas. Sail her like you own her with coaching from Captain Suky Cannon. Contact her at CaptainSuky@gmail.com; mention this podcast for 10% off.</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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How Do You Decide to Go Cruising?
<p>Life is comfortable. What question can you ask that will make it possible to flip the switch and decide to head off to the unknown?</p> <p>Nica Waters, who’s asked and answered this question twice already, shares the conversation that sparked the last cruise – and the surprising twist that made it possible.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/galley2018">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p>Coupon Code: GALLEY2018</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Don't Blindly Follow Experts
<div class="post_image"> <div id="mep_1" class="mejs-container svg blog_audio mejs-audio"> <div class="mejs-inner"> <div class="mejs-controls"> <div class="mejs-button mejs-playpause-button mejs-play">Getting ideas from other cruisers and experts is wonderful, but you have to temper the advice they give with knowing what you like and what you plan to do.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>For example, “everyone” told Carolyn Shearlock she needed a double sink when she was buying her first boat. And then there were those oven mitts . . .</p> <p>Listen to why you might want to think a bit before doing everything she -- or anyone else -- recommends!</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "http://www.goodoldboat.com/"><em>Good Old Boat</em></a> magazine. For 20 years, <em>Good Old Boat </em>has been the sailing magazine for those who maintain, upgrade, and enjoy their own sailboats. Go to goodoldboat.com to learn more. When you're ready to subscribe, enter coupon code <strong>PODCAST18</strong> for an extra issue on your subscription. Good Old Boat: the sailing magazine for the rest of us!</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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The Things You'll Miss
<p>When you decide to do one thing, you miss out on a million others. You have the choice: Lament what you don’t have, or celebrate what you do. Lin’s missed a lot in her decades of cruising, but the places she’s been have been memorable.</p> <p><strong>Links:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.worldatlas.com/img/areamap/nonav/cookisloceania.png">Cook Islands map</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.mapmoose.com/maps/Scotland.jpg">Scotland map</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/au.htm">Vanuatu map</a></p> <p><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagos_Archipelago">Chagos information</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.ezilon.com/maps/images/oceania/New-Zealand-physical-map.gif"> New Zealand map</a></p> <p>Books telling of Lin’s travels:</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2Hpucyu">As Long as It’s Fun</a></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2GeXlNA">Taleisin’s Tales</a></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2FBnBAw">Cruising in Seraffyn</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/"> The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a></p> <p>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST</p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Trash Management to Avoid Bugs
<p>Trash can be a real source of bugs on a boat: ants, flies and cockroaches. We don’t even want to think about the other critters – like mice – that might see your trash as an all you can eat buffet.</p> <p>With ten years of living aboard a boat in the tropics and near-tropics, Carolyn Shearlock knows a few things about handling trash to keep the bugs away. Here, you can learn in minutes what it took her years to discover.</p> <p><strong>Prefer to read?</strong> Check out <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/trash-avoid-bugs/">Manage Your Trash to Avoid Bugs</a></p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://theboatgalley.com/downloads/storing-food-without-refrigeration-ebook/"> The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration</a></p> <p>Coupon code for $1 off: PODCAST </p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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Cooking in a Moving Kitchen
<div class="post_image"> <div id="mep_1" class="mejs-container svg blog_audio mejs-audio"> <div class="mejs-inner"> <div class="mejs-controls"> <div class="mejs-button mejs-playpause-button mejs-play">Burns and cuts can happen anytime you’re cooking. Add in the movement of a boat — even in a calm anchorage, let alone at sea — and the chance of an accident increases.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>Some think the risk is greatest for monohull boats with their heeling and roll, but there’s risk for multi-hullers, too, with the jerkier motion of waves hitting first one hull and then the other.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook, offers nine specific tips that can help you avoid injuries. With time, they’ll become habits!</p> <p>Sponsor: <a href= "http://boataffair.com/">boataffair.com</a> </p> <p>Coupon code: BoatGalley18 – 5% off </p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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Fit2Sail Introduction
<p>Nica Waters has been cruising and sailing on her family’s 28’ sailboat since 1992. She shares some insights about life on board, particularly what she means when she encourages you to be Fit 2 Sail.</p> <p>Links:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.nicawaters.com/countdown-to-cruising/whendoescruisingreallystart"> When Does Cruising Really Start (blog)</a></p> <p><a href="https://svcalypso.wordpress.com">Old Calypso blog</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.cruisingworld.com/how/little-big-boat">Article about meeting Osprey</a></p> <p>Sponsor: <a href= "http://www.boataffair.com">www.boataffair.com</a></p> <p>Music: “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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When Boat Work Turns Filthy
<p>Living on the boat while working on it can be tough. But a motel may not be practical . . . or in the budget.</p> <p>Carolyn Shearlock has lived through three multi-month stays in a boatyard, as well as numerous shorter stops. In this episode, she offers nine tips for surviving dirty, nasty boat work.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor: </strong><a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">Marmara Imports</a>. Turkish towels and other fine hand-loomed, fair trade textiles from Turkey. Soft and luxurious, yet tiny to store and fast drying. View their selection at <a href= "http://www.marmaraimports.com/">marmaraimports.com</a> and use the code TAKE10 at checkout through June 30 for a $10.00 discount on any bath size product (39" x 70").</p> <p>Music: "Slow Down" by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p>
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You'll Never Be Ready
<div class="post_text"> <div class="post_text_inner"> <p>It’s so easy to get trapped in the mindset of doing “just a couple more things” before heading out on an extended cruise.</p> <p>In ten years of cruising, Carolyn Shearlock has fought the urge to just keep getting ready many times . . . and had some great times as a result. Here, she gives you tips to get you out living the dream and not just preparing for it.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href= "https://www.fastseas.com/">Fastseas.com</a></p> <p><strong>Music:</strong> “Slow Down” by <a href= "https://www.reverbnation.com/intrepidsouls">Yvette Craig</a></p> </div> </div>
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