The Boat Galley

The Boat Galley

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99 Episodes
Have you ever wanted to head off into the sunset on a boat? Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about selling everything, moving aboard, and traveling near or far.But you're not really sure how you'd actually do it . . .Don’t worry. You’ve found the answers to all your questions!The Boat Galley Podcast contains quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you learn what you need to know about cruising:•discovering what it's all about•deciding if it's for you•buying a boat•budgeting and how you can afford it•moving aboard•gaining the skills to cruise safely•outfitting the boat•provisioning and cooking•the joys and challenges of this lifestyleEach episode is typically just 5 to 15 minutes long, so the points are easy to remember.
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Episodes
99 Episodes

Treating questions about cruising like a google search won’t get you far. At least, not in a usable fashion. Links: Nica email Carolyn email Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Marmara Imports. Their hand loomed, fair trade, organic cotton Turkish towels are highly absorbent, dry quickly, fold flat and are soft and luxurious: perfect for life aboard! Use coupon code Podcast10 for 10% off any order of $40 or more. Marmaraimports.com: more than a towel. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow Down” byYvette Craig

Is your boat teak looking tired and dirty? Here’s step-by-step instructions for cleaning your teak so it’s as good as new.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape (Amazon) Small Foam Brushes (Amazon) Libman Scrub Brush Set (Amazon) Small Bucket for Water (Amazon) Wet Dry Sandpaper (Amazon) Sanding Blocks (Amazon) DeWalt Orbital Sander (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuardProducts.com. Looking to refinish your boat’s teak with a minimum of mess and fuss? Look no further! Our non-toxic, water-based formulas for cleaning and finish will turn your teak from dingy to sparkling in no time. Use coupon code BG20 for 15% off your order of $50 or more. TeakGuard - admire your teak with less maintenance. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow...

Do you have a collection of family favorite recipes? Perhaps on index cards in your grandmother’s handwriting? Don’t risk them. There are some easy ways to keep them safe on a boat and handy to use.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Double-sided Recipe Cards (Amazon) Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (Amazon) Kindle Paperwhite (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by SpotlessStainless.com, the safe, fast and easy way to remove rust and protect your marine stainless steel. Brush on, wait 30 minutes, and rinse off this environmentally friendly gel - no scrubbing required! Brush on Spotless Stainless; remove rust. It’s that simple! Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 20% discount on your order. Spotlessstainless.com - make stainless sparkle! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and pre...

Based on experience, Nica shares some thoughts about deciding what kinds of storage containers might work for you. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Lock N Lock Storage Containers (Amazon) Mainstay Flexible Tray “Baskets” (Amazon) Sterilite Gasketed Boxes (Amazon) Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Boxes (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! VisitLunatecgear.comto learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and pre...

Simple boat electrical repairs are within your grasp. You just need a good guide, some basic tools, and a few supplies. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Don Casey, Sailboat Electrics Simplified (Amazon) Neiko Ultimate Self-Adjusting Wire and Cable Stripper (Amazon) S&G Tool Aid Professional Ratcheting Terminal Crimper (Amazon) Stanley 6″ Side Cutters (Amazon) Stingray Butane Torch (Amazon) Blazer Butane Refill (Amazon) Ancor 120-pack Assorted Double Crimp Connectors (Amazon) Ancor Adhesive Lined Heat Shrink Tubing Kit (8 pieces, various sizes) (Amazon) Ancor Adhesive Lined Single-Size Tubing Kit (various numbers of pieces, all one size and either black or red) (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today's episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Seaworthy Goods,creator and maker of PortVisor rainshields, which keep rain out and let breeze in....

Questions to ask and things to think about if you’re hiring a sandblaster to work on your boat. Hint: it’s not a hands-off process! Links: Coppercoat Review Bottom Paint Thoughts Nica email Carolyn email Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow Down” byYvette Craig

A silicone dish mat can be very handy on a boat galley—especially this one. Here’s why.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Oxo Good Grips Large Silicone Drying Mat (Amazon) Oxo Good Grips Small Silicone Drying Mat (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuardProducts.com. Looking to refinish your boat’s teak with a minimum of mess and fuss? Look no further! Our non-toxic, water-based formulas for cleaning and finish will turn your teak from dingy to sparkling in no time. Use coupon code BG20 for 15% off your order of $50 or more. TeakGuard - admire your teak with less maintenance. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow Down” byYvette Craig

Granola doesn’t have to be expensive and only store-bought. Listen up to hear tips and my favorite recipe! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Nuts.com Penzeys spices Lock N Lock Airtight Container (Amazon) Roasting Pan (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! VisitLunatecgear.comto learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow Down” byYvette Craig

There are several things you need to consider before upgrading or replacing your boat refrigerator. Here’s what they are and how to evaluate your choices. Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Aqua Map, the most advanced navigation app for your tablet or phone. Aqua Map allows for easy route planning with overlays from ActiveCaptain and the Waterway Guide. Tides, currents, waypoints, an anchor alarm - it’s all here! Upgrading to Aqua Map Master brings in all Army Corps of Engineers survey overlays as well as US Notices to Mariners and more, invaluable for cruising the ICW and the Bahamas. Find Aqua Map (careful; no “s”) wherever you find your apps. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow Down” byYvette Craig

Picking which kind of sealant to use on your boat project can feel like a crapshoot. There really are some good questions to answer to find the right one! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): 3M 4200 (Amazon) 3M 3000 (Amazon) Sikaflex 291 (Amazon) LifeSeal (Amazon) Caulk Gun (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter! Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by SpotlessStainless.com, the safe, fast and easy way to remove rust and protect your marine stainless steel. Brush on, wait 30 minutes, and rinse off this environmentally friendly gel - no scrubbing required! Brush on Spotless Stainless; remove rust. It’s that simple! Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 20% discount on your order. Spotlessstainless.com - make stainless sparkle! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music:“Slow Down” byYvette Craig

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