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August 10, 2020
You want food that’s healthy, filling, and easy to grab when you’re on a passage. Here are a few of our favorites. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Flexible rice/pasta salad recipe  Olives in a pouch (Amazon)  Trail mix (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Ugo. Ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
August 6, 2020
6 tips for making fiberglass removal easier. It's not all in the tools! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Shop-vac (Amazon) Tyvek suit (Amazon) Respirator (Amazon) Duct tape (Amazon) Sanding pad for drill (Amazon) 40-grit sandpaper (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sea-Tech Systems, experts in cruiser communications. Introducing the Narwhal Connect, a complete internet and calling solution for your boat. With plug-and-play wifi, cellular, and satellite, it's the only system designed to give you cost-effective internet anywhere in the world. Visit Sea-tech.com for more information. As a bonus, Boat Galley Podcast listeners get free shipping with the code BG20 at checkout. SeaTech Systems - navigate anywhere; connect everywhere. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
August 3, 2020
Make more room for things that have to be refrigerated. Just stop storing things that don't need cold in your boat fridge. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Eating Well with a Tiny Fridge Class  Media Crema (Amazon) Boxed UHT Milk - 8-ounce cartons (Amazon)  Boxed UHT Milk - quart cartons (Amazon)  Duke’s Mayonnaise - squeezable container (Amazon) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
July 30, 2020
Learn 3 ways to prepare for cruising that you can practice even during a pandemic. Links: The Boat Galley courses Fit2Sail courses/resources Sailing Totem Coaching Nica email Carolyn email Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MyIslandWifi, your go-to source for secure Bahamas internet. Planning on a visit to the Bahamas and wanting the security of unlimited wifi? Look no further! Featuring monthly plans with no long-term commitment, MyIslandWifi offers unlimited 4G Hotspot rentals with no hidden fees or throttling. Visit MyIslandWifi.com to reserve your device now! MyIslandWifi - vacation without limits. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
July 27, 2020
Learn what question we ask ourselves to decide which boat projects take priority. And which ones can be put off. 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” by Yvette Craig    
July 23, 2020
Cruising is definitely "real life", even if outsiders don't see it that way.  Links: Nica email Carolyn email This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Budget-friendly weather routing and passage planning for cruisers, by a cruiser. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 10% discount. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
July 20, 2020
Is the cold staying in your boat fridge? Or is it leaking away? Learn how to check your seals and insulation for peak efficiency.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Infrared Thermometer with Digital Display (Amazon)  Silicone Caulk (Amazon)  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” by Yvette Craig
July 16, 2020
Figuring out what batteries are right for your boat is not always simple. Price up front is not the only consideration! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Will Prowse YouTube channel Battleborn batteries Relion batteries Sealed lead acid battery - AGM (Amazon) VIctron energy monitor (Amazon) Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MyIslandWifi, your go to source for secure Bahamas internet. Planning on a visit to the Bahamas and wanting the security of unlimited wifi? Look no further! Featuring monthly plans with no long-term commitment, MyIslandWifi offers unlimited 4G Hotspot rentals with no hidden fees or throttling. Visit MyIslandWifi.com to reserve your device now! MyIslandWifi - vacation without limits. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present.   Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
July 13, 2020
A top-loading boat refrigerator is just a deep, cold box. Make it easier to use by organizing it right—from the start. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Sterlite organizing bins (Amazon)  Eating Well with a Tiny Fridge class Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Pantry in Paradise. As cruisers, we’ve all experienced “LOB”, or lost on board. You know you have something, like a can of mushroom soup, but you just can’t find it. Enter Pantry in Paradise, your go-to app for galley management. Pantry in Paradise tracks your provisions, where they’re stored, and creates your next shopping list. Provision for guests or even extra weeks. Find Pantry in Paradise in the App Store and on Google Play! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present.   Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
July 9, 2020
Some musings on choosing to cruise in the midst of coronavirus pandemic uncertainty. Links: Nica email Carolyn email This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Ugo. Ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present.   Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
July 6, 2020
The first year of cruising, before you get comfortable with uncertainty, is tough. Until you learn to always have a backup plan. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links):   ICW Cruising Guide (Amazon)  Cruising Guide to the Florida Keys (Amazon)  Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Guide (Amazon)   This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sea-Tech Systems, experts in cruiser communications. Introducing the Narwhal Connect, a complete internet and calling solution for your boat. With plug-and-play wifi, cellular, and satellite, it's the only system designed to give you cost-effective internet anywhere in the world. Visit Sea-tech.com for more information. As a bonus, Boat Galley Podcast listeners get free shipping with the code BG20 at checkout. SeaTech Systems - navigate anywhere; connect everywhere. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
July 2, 2020
A good story, a beautiful boat, and a quest to see a disappearing natural scene. Time to watch a movie!  Links: One Simple Question The Sailing Channel Nica email Carolyn email  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” by Yvette Craig    
June 29, 2020
Cruising is about simplicity and repurposing stuff. Stuff your cash into a ziploc bag and off you go!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Ziploc bags (Amazon) Silicone reusable zipper bags (Amazon) Guna Yala Mola Totem Nica email Carolyn email  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Saving to Sail. Whether you want to start a blog or online business, get paid to write, or get a remote job, Saving to Sail gives you the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to make money while cruising. Visit SavingToSail.com/BoatGalley for exclusive bonuses and use code BG20 for 20% off all Saving to Sail e-courses. Saving to Sail: helping you work online so you can leave the dock sooner and sail the world longer. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
June 25, 2020
On a moving boat messes happen. But don’t make them worse than they have to be. Use these tips. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Weathertight storage containers with lids (Amazon)  2.5 gallon freezer bags (Amazon)  Tupperware fridge organizers (Amazon)  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” by Yvette Craig
June 22, 2020
The harsh sun will damage your boat gear over time. Luckily we found protection to help it last.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): 16-ounce spray bottle of 303 Aerospace Protectant (Amazon)  Gallon refill of 303 Aerospace Protectant (Amazon)  32-ounce spray bottle of 303 Aerospace Protectant (Amazon) 303 Aerospace Protectant (Amazon)  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuard, from AllGuard Products.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. Allguardproducts.com - admire your teak, not maintain it. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
June 18, 2020
Twin concepts that aren't that different: cruiser karma and leaving a clean wake. It's about being better together. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Noonsite (info on country regulations for cruisers) VHF radio (Amazon) Handheld VHF radio (Amazon)  Nica email Carolyn email  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” by Yvette Craig    
June 15, 2020
Everyone has plans when they start cruising. But wise cruisers learn quickly to hold plans lightly.  This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sea-Tech Systems, experts in cruiser communications. Introducing the Narwhal Connect, a complete internet and calling solution for your boat. With plug-and-play wifi, cellular, and satellite, it's the only system designed to give you cost-effective internet anywhere in the world. Visit Sea-tech.com for more information. As a bonus, Boat Galley Podcast listeners get free shipping with the code BG20 at checkout. SeaTech Systems - navigate anywhere; connect everywhere. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
June 11, 2020
The pandemic has offered a chance to practice real-life provisioning skills. Pretend you're going on a passage!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Penzeys spices Lock n lock containers (Amazon)  Calypso's boat fridge (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Pantry in Paradise. As cruisers, we’ve all experienced “LOB”, or lost on board. You know you have something, like a can of mushroom soup, but you just can’t find it. Enter Pantry in Paradise, your go-to app for galley management. Pantry in Paradise tracks your provisions, where they’re stored, and creates your next shopping list. Provision for guests or even extra weeks. Find Pantry in Paradise in the App Store and on Google Play! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
June 8, 2020
After trying a few things and failing to get our boat fridge to stay cool, we finally solved the problem by looking at the batteries. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Victron Battery Monitor (Amazon)  Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
June 4, 2020
Ebay can be a great place to buy and sell boat gear. There are a few steps to take to make sure you're happy. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Mantus anchor (Amazon) Battery monitor (Amazon) 12 volt socket (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email   Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Saving to Sail. Whether you want to start a blog or online business, get paid to write, or get a remote job, Saving to Sail gives you the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to make money while cruising. Visit SavingToSail.com/BoatGalley for exclusive bonuses and use code BG20 for 20% off all Saving to Sail e-courses. Saving to Sail: helping you work online so you can leave the dock sooner and sail the world longer. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
June 1, 2020
If your solar lights aren’t working as well as they used to, it may not be time to get rid of them. Check the battery.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Solar Kandle Rail Lights (Amazon)  Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries (Amazon)  This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Ugo. Ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
May 28, 2020
No room for weights for an onboard fitness routine? They're already there! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): TRX system (Amazon) Resistance bands (Amazon) Sliders (Amazon) Dumbbells (Amazon) A workout for on board Nica email Carolyn email This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sea-Tech Systems, experts in cruiser communications. Introducing the Narwhal Connect, a complete internet and calling solution for your boat. With plug-and-play wifi, cellular, and satellite, it's the only system designed to give you cost-effective internet anywhere in the world. Visit Sea-tech.com for more information. As a bonus, Boat Galley Podcast listeners get free shipping with the code BG20 at checkout. SeaTech Systems - navigate anywhere; connect everywhere. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
May 25, 2020
Cruisers have lots of little traditions. Some of the best involve celebrating the sun going down. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Glow sticks  (Amazon) Colored Luci lights (Amazon) Unbreakable wine glasses (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Budget-friendly weather routing and passage planning for cruisers, by a cruiser. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 10% discount. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
May 21, 2020
Seeing some of the many ways you can use pantry ingredients is key to flexible cooking. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): The Boat Galley cookbook (Amazon) My favorite curry powder (Amazon) Hand blender/small food processor (Amazon)  Nica email Carolyn email 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” by Yvette Craig
May 18, 2020
Anyone can get seasick under the right conditions. Here are the tips that help if it happens to you.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Electrolyte supplements for rehydration - sugar free (Amazon) Electrolyte drink powder for rehydration (Amazon) Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Saving to Sail. Whether you want to start a blog or online business, get paid to write, or get a remote job, Saving to Sail gives you the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to make money while cruising. Visit SavingToSail.com/BoatGalley for exclusive bonuses and use code BG20 for 20% off all Saving to Sail e-courses. Saving to Sail: helping you work online so you can leave the dock sooner and sail the world longer. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
May 14, 2020
It can be hard to mimic existing interior work on board. Finding a shortcut helps. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Router (Amazon) Router bits (Amazon) Bead board panel (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
May 11, 2020
Size, power, ovens, and more. Have you thought of all the factors that go into choosing the best galley stove 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): The Boat Galley on Facebook Flame tamer heat diffuser (Amazon) This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
May 7, 2020
Provisioning is all about stocking up efficiently. The dollar figure shouldn't always be the driving force. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Types of rice  Mayonnaise (Amazon)  Lock n lock containers (Amazon)   Quart size wide mouth jars (Amazon) Plastic screw lids for jars (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Pantry in Paradise. As cruisers, we’ve all experienced “LOB”, or lost on board. You know you have something, like a can of mushroom soup, but you just can’t find it. Enter Pantry in Paradise, your go-to app for galley management. Pantry in Paradise tracks your provisions, where they’re stored, and creates your next shopping list. Provision for guests or even extra weeks. Find Pantry in Paradise in the App Store and on Google Play! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 30, 2020
What are some of the budget items you might think about when you're planning to cruise? Getting the boat how you want it can be an expensive undertaking. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Self-tailing winches (Amazon) Electronics package (Amazon) Defender GoPro camera (Amazon) High heat sealant tape (Amazon) Sink (Amazon)  Soldering iron (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 27, 2020
We started out with way too much stuff on our boat. But looking at our stuff with new eyes helped us make important choices to free up space (and weight). Links: Where to donate different extra items This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 23, 2020
When a simple project takes all day--because of the decisions you have to make to do it. Links: Nica email Carolyn email  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” by Yvette Craig
April 20, 2020
Some boat jobs are impossible without a third hand. Here’s how to manage them without making yourself and your crew crazy. This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 16, 2020
Accomplishment, timing, and escape - one of these three has nothing to do with cruising. All of them, though, help you think about this new lifestyle in a different way. Links: Nica email Carolyn email This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 13, 2020
This guide has given us the info and confidence to do all kinds of boat electrical and mechanical tasks. You need to have a copy on board too. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems  by Nigel Calder  (Amazon) Sailboat Maintenance Manual by Don Casey (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear, ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code - BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo - Prepare For Adventure. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 9, 2020
One simple four letter word can provide inspiration and hope. Hint: it's not a curse word! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Sink we're installing on Calypso (Amazon) Sails (Zoom sails through Jamie Gifford on Sailing Totem) Nica email Carolyn email Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuard, from AllGuard Products.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. Allguardproducts.com - admire your teak, not maintain it. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
April 6, 2020
Do you avoid using your dinghy kill switch after stopping your engine unexpectedly? There’s an answer for that. Here’s what I do. This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 4, 2020
You want your boat for sale to catch the eye. But you also want to attract the right buyer. Here are some tips to help. Links: Sailboatlistings.com - a popular site for DIY boat sellers Yachtworld.com - popular site for brokerage boats for sale This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
April 2, 2020
Listing all the work you need to do is the first step in organizing it. Here's an easy way to get it straight. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Nica's website Vesper AIS unit Storage bins for organization (Amazon) Galley foot pump (Amazon) LED light strips (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email  This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
March 30, 2020
Whether cruising nearshore or crossing oceans, you need a ditch bag. Here’s what we put in ours with some ideas for creating your own.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Garmin InReach SE+ Handheld Communicator (Amazon) Ditch Bag Items in our Amazon Store (Amazon) Eating Well is now pay-what-you-can-afford FREE to $19. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
March 26, 2020
Cruising is a new lifestyle. So is living during this pandemic. Here are 3 key skills to rely on! Links: Nica's website Great post on how to deal with uncertainty Food resources about storing food longer Nica's pdfs on provisioning Data on the virus Nica email Carolyn email This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by Morse Alpha Expeditions. Ben & Teresa offer coastal and offshore sail training expeditions designed for sailors at all levels, plus women-only trips! Learn technical sailing & navigation skills, as well as communication & leadership. Now booking for 2020: check out MorseAlpha.com to sign up today. Morse Alpha - sail farther, safer, and with more confidence. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig      
March 23, 2020
We needed more battery power to support our cruising life. These are the factors we had to consider. And a few battery myths we busted. Links: Battery FAQs  This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
March 19, 2020
We like the local hardware store because they have what we need and are helpful. This online option is great for the same reasons! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases): Jamestown Distributors Hurds Hardware (Deltaville)  Amazon Nica email Carolyn email This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
March 16, 2020
We needed a storage system that was light, easy, and moveable. See the solution that worked for our catamaran.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Sterlite stacking drawers (Amazon) Flat, side-release buckles for 1" webbing (Amazon) Slides for 1" webbing (Amazon) 1" webbing (25 yards) (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by Morse Alpha Expeditions. Ben & Teresa offer coastal and offshore sail training expeditions designed for sailors at all levels, plus women-only trips! Learn technical sailing & navigation skills, as well as communication & leadership. Now booking for 2020: check out MorseAlpha.com to sign up today. Morse Alpha - sail farther, safer, and with more confidence. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
March 12, 2020
Learn 5 reasons we're so glad we became members. An onsite bar is not one of them!  Links: Fishing Bay Yacht Club York River Yacht Haven Latell Sails Hurds Hardware Deltaville JW Seafood Chesapeake Bay sailing destinations Nica email Carolyn email  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuard, from AllGuard Products.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. Allguardproducts.com - admire your teak, not maintain it. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
March 9, 2020
Engines fail when fuel gets sludgy or contaminated by water or microbes. And always at the worst time. Learn how to clean our fuel—yourself!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Jabsco Drill Pump Kit - https://amzn.to/37tsLfa (Amazon) 12-volt Diesel Pump with Alligator Clips - https://amzn.to/2wcULXs (Amazon) Mr Funnel Fuel Filter - https://amzn.to/3bHQ0W3 (Amazon) Mr Funnel Fuel Filter (large) - https://amzn.to/2SsPRyg (Amazon) Shaker Siphon - https://amzn.to/2SrSiBb (Amazon) This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
March 5, 2020
Learn about 3 products we're using a lot these days - and they're not "marine." Don't tell!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Bondo (Amazon) Don Casey's This Old Boat (Amazon) Oil-based enamel (Amazon) Home Depot paint (Affiliate) Hot glue gun  (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Click to see all podcasts sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
March 2, 2020
When you’re stowing provisions in every corner of the boat, it’s easy to lose track. But do you need to store so much? Remember one thing before you decide.  Links: Downloadable provisioning spreadsheet This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
February 27, 2020
Everyone comes back from cruising sometime. What is worth continuing even on land?  Links: Nica email Carolyn email This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
February 24, 2020
With the boat on the hard, bugs are going to get inside and make a mess. Unless you follow these tips to protect your thru-hulls and keep them out. Links: (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links) Scotch Brite Stainless Steel Pads (Amazon)  This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by Morse Alpha Expeditions. Ben & Teresa offer coastal and offshore sail training expeditions designed for sailors at all levels, plus women-only trips! Learn technical sailing & navigation skills, as well as communication & leadership. Now booking for 2020: check out MorseAlpha.com to sign up today. Morse Alpha - sail farther, safer, and with more confidence. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
February 20, 2020
Common advice tells you to calculate your likely electrical needs on the boat. It’s a great starting point. But it doesn’t cover everything you’ll need to power all your needs with solar panels. Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Pantry in Paradise. As cruisers, we’ve all experienced “LOB”, or lost on board. You know you have something, like a can of mushroom soup, but you just can’t find it. Enter Pantry in Paradise, your go-to app for galley management. Pantry in Paradise tracks your provisions, where they’re stored, and creates your next shopping list. Provision for guests or even extra weeks. Find Pantry in Paradise in the App Store and on Google Play! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
February 17, 2020
A visit with cruising friends brings to mind a valuable and inspiring way to look at life, both afloat and on land. Links: George Town, Exumas  Nica email Carolyn email Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuard, from AllGuard Products.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. Allguardproducts.com - admire your teak, not maintain it. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
February 13, 2020
When space and power are at a premium, consider tools that cover a lot of bases.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Cordless (rechargable) tool set (Amazon) Cordless drill (Amazon) Corded oscillating tool (Amazon) Cordless driver (Amazon) Corded palm sander (Amazon) This episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code BG20 for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer) Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
February 10, 2020
You can save hundreds or even thousands on boat stainless steel projects by combining DIY work with professional help. Here’s how. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Bimini fittings from Sailrite  Bimini hardware from MarinePartDepot  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Saving to Sail. Whether you want to start a blog or online business, get paid to write, or get a remote job, Saving to Sail gives you the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to make money while cruising. Visit SavingToSail.com/BoatGalley for exclusive bonuses and use code BG20 for 20% off all Saving to Sail e-courses. Saving to Sail: helping you work online so you can leave the dock sooner and sail the world longer. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
February 6, 2020
It's not distraction or getting sidetracked, it's the interconnectedness of every project on the boat that takes time. Don't be shocked! Links: Project Creep Podcast This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Budget-friendly weather routing and passage planning for cruisers, by a cruiser. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 10% discount. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
February 3, 2020
You need to protect your skin from the sun. But chemicals in your sunscreen may be killing coral and harming fish. A few simple changes can help. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): NeoSport Full Body Sports Skins (Amazon)  Cokar Neoprene Wetsuit for Kids (Amazon)  Realon Kids Wetsuit (Amazon)  Rubber Ducky Sunscreen (Amazon) Thinksport Sunscreen (Amazon)  This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by Morse Alpha Expeditions. Ben & Teresa offer coastal and offshore sail training expeditions designed for sailors at all levels, plus women-only trips! Learn technical sailing & navigation skills, as well as communication & leadership. Now booking for 2020: check out MorseAlpha.com to sign up today. Morse Alpha - sail farther, safer, and with more confidence. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
January 30, 2020
How Maiden (the film) brings to mind the importance of support. A rising tide lifts all boats, after all! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Maiden (Amazon) Portable DVD player (Amazon) Women Who Sail Facebook Group 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! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
January 27, 2020
Everything goes easier when you’re well rested. Learn what we did to make our boat bed more comfortable. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Memory foam mattress topper (Amazon) Waterproof, hypoallergenic mattress cover (Amazon) Zippered, allergen protecting pillow covers (Amazon) Boat sheets Boat comforters Bedside organizer 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! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
January 23, 2020
Learn 3 hints for successfully bedding boat hardware with butyl tape. It's magic - with some caveats! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): 5200 adhesive (Amazon) Dolphinite (Amazon) Silicone sealant (Amazon) Lifecalk (Amazon) Life Seal (Amazon) Butyl tape (Amazon) Bulkhead mount compass (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear, ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code - BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo - Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
January 20, 2020
Learn about 10 things that will help you stay warm while underway and sleeping on board. Cold weather cruising can be comfortable! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): DIY cockpit enclosure Little Buddy propane heater (Amazon) Wool socks (Amazon) Rechargeable hand warmers (Amazon) Thermos (Amazon) Waterproof Boots (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sea-Tech Systems. Sea-Tech offers cruiser-tested solutions for weather, navigation, and communications. Sea-Tech’s solutions include satellite internet, wifi, cellular, and SSB. What’s more, Sea-Tech offers DIY electronics consulting with custom wiring diagrams and professional advice for your electronics DIY installation and integration projects. Visit sea dash tech dot com, that’s S E A dash T E C H dot com, for more information. As a bonus, Boat Galley Podcast listeners get free shipping from Sea-Tech with the code GALLEY2019 at checkout. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
January 16, 2020
Learn the one non-negotiable requirement to cruise - and some myths about the rest. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Crash Course on Cruising 9 Tips for the Newly Obsessed Voyaging Handbook (Amazon) Embarrassment of Mangoes (Amazon) Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
January 13, 2020
While renovating the boat interior, I looked at several options for restoring our interior teak. Here’s what I considered and what I finally chose. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Before and after pictures - https://theboatgalley.com/choosing-teak-cleaner-finish/  Semco Teak Restoration Kit - https://amzn.to/2Qy1JOC (Amazon) Teak Guard Finish Kit - https://amzn.to/2T74yI2 (Amazon) Cetol Natural Teak Finish - https://amzn.to/2QYUlL5 (Amazon) Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuard, from AllGuard Products.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. Allguardproducts.com - admire your teak, not maintain it. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
January 9, 2020
Memories of a special spot, shared to remind us of what is there. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Boat Galley Podcast on Bahamas Relief: https://theboatgalley.com/hurricane-relief-bahamas/ Explorer charts: https://amzn.to/300QCkp (Amazon) Dorian path: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49553770 This episode of The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Budget-friendly weather routing and passage planning for cruisers, by a cruiser. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 10% discount. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
January 6, 2020
12 things to have in place when planning to take your boat to the Bahamas. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas: https://resources.theboatgalley.com/products/courses/view/28 Quarantine flag: https://amzn.to/39EfPW4 (Amazon) Bahamas quarantine flag: https://amzn.to/2T1go6L (Amazon) ROAM app: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/pleasure-boats-private-flyers/pleasure-boat-overview/roam Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
January 2, 2020
Running out of money is a scary concept. It's better to think ahead than to think it won't happen. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): You Need a Budget: www.ynab.com Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum: https://amzn.to/39uQeiv (Amazon) Voyaging on a Small Income by Annie Hill: https://amzn.to/36g2K35 (Amazon) Cruising in Seraffyn by Lin Pardey: https://amzn.to/2QetVG2 (Amazon) "Maxine" Pocket Planner: https://amzn.to/35aOZSc (Amazon) Sailing Totem: www.sailingtotem.com Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Saving to Sail. Whether you want to start a blog or online business, get paid to write, or get a remote job, Saving to Sail gives you the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to make money while cruising. Visit SavingToSail.com/BoatGalley for exclusive bonuses and use code BG20 for 20% off all Saving to Sail e-courses. Saving to Sail: helping you work online so you can leave the dock sooner and sail the world longer. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
December 30, 2019
We try to catch problems before they get worse. But one tiny o-ring escaped our notice. Hopefully our bad day will help you avoid your own. This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear, ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code - BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo - Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
December 26, 2019
Learn the critical steps to prepping your boat's engine for frigid temperatures. You can't just throw a blanket on it! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Practical Sailor article on anti-freeze: https://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/The-Cold-Case-of-the-Frozen-Antifreeze-11331-1.html Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
December 23, 2019
When water starts coming in, you need to act fast to save your boat. A bilge alarm is cheap insurance. Here’s what you need to know to pick the best, cheap alarm. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Zircon Electronic Water Detector - https://amzn.to/2CO5MyE (Amazon) Glentronics High Water Alarm - https://amzn.to/33SBFBX (Amazon) 9 volt lithium batteries - https://amzn.to/356CcQS (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear (https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
December 19, 2019
Here are some questions to ask when hearing how fast someone else did boat work. Maybe you're not so slow after all! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat: https://amzn.to/2r5nUBS (Amazon) This Old Boat: https://amzn.to/2PUuNyd (Amazon) Great resource for boat hardware:  https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/main.do    Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com (http://www.seataskgroup.com/) to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
December 16, 2019
When fresh food is unavailable or expensive, dehydrated options can help. Learn what to try and what to skip. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Harmony house dehydrated food - https://amzn.to/33N1SBP (Amazon) Legacy dehydrated food - https://amzn.to/376WuLZ (Amazon) This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear (https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
December 12, 2019
Blend tradition and practicality with this new way of seeing anniversary presents! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): US Coast Guard Documentation site: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Deputy-for-Operations-Policy-and-Capabilities-DCO-D/National-Vessel-Documentation-Center/ Electric windlass (this is the one we bought for Calypso): http://www.maxwellmarine.com/gen_vw.php Lithium batteries: https://amzn.to/36fS4Bc (Amazon) Mantus anchor: https://amzn.to/2YAYGaO (Amazon) Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
December 9, 2019
Running new boat wiring can be the hardest part of any electrical job. But a few good tools and tricks can make it go much faster.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Fish tape - https://amzn.to/2Knytqm (Amazon) Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
December 5, 2019
Hear how Nica tries to balance looking back and looking forward as her kids head off to college. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): "Closing Time" song by the Semisonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGytDsqkQY8 Sponsor: Shambala Sailing Adventures (https://www.shambalasailingadventures.com/), 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. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
December 2, 2019
What goes into finding the perfect boat? It may come down to making the one big decision that gets you out on the water and cruising. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Ask the Cruiser consulting services - https://www.sailingtotem.com/ask-the-cruiser Prepare to Cruise course (free) - https://resources.theboatgalley.com/teaser/courses/view/25 Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
November 28, 2019
It's fun to try even familiar foods every place you go - you might just find a new favorite! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Vermont beer: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/top-rated/us/vt/ Virginia beer: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/top-rated/us/va/ April's Maple: http://www.aprilsmaple.com This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear (https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
November 25, 2019
How do you find the boat parts you need while saving money? There’s a search tool to help with that. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Boat Used Part Search (BUPS): https://sites.google.com/view/boat-used-part-search This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear (https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
November 21, 2019
Learn 5 ways living in Vermont is like cruising. Frustrations and joys abound!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Kayak: https://amzn.to/37mEw8D (Amazon) Pex plumbing: https://amzn.to/35fkBq5 (Amazon) Carpenter's square: https://amzn.to/2CXyzAI (Amazon) Averill Lake (Northeast Kingdom of Vermont): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averill,_Vermont Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
November 18, 2019
How do you recognize special moments with family at home while you're cruising? Or what if travel takes your family in different directions? It isn't easy. But you can make special moments together. Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
November 14, 2019
Replacing a windlass involves a lot more than spending money. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Manual windlass: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f64/bronze-manual-moritz-windlass-172085.html Electric windlass: https://amzn.to/33iZKBz (Amazon) Electrical panel: https://amzn.to/2NH1jTy (Amazon) Cable: https://amzn.to/2CcEhym (Amazon) Windlass switch: https://amzn.to/32oTVBD (Amazon) Galley sink: https://amzn.to/33hXpqM (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear (https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
November 11, 2019
If you make a few changes, you can bake delicious holiday treats in a tiny boat galley. Here's what I've learned about holiday baking on a boat. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Boat-friendly gingerbread recipe: https://theboatgalley.com/gingerbread/ No-bake booze balls recipe: https://theboatgalley.com/no-bake-booze-balls/  Boat Galley Cookbook: https://amzn.to/2MYQaxX (Amazon) Small, baking pans for a galley oven: https://amzn.to/2Wrpgls (Amazon) Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
November 7, 2019
Why do we like working on the boat ourselves? It's not only about the budget! Links: Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
November 4, 2019
Cruising is a very sociable lifestyle, and you want to offer your friends something to eat. Here are some ideas for quick, appetizers you can keep on hand for sundowners or other boat gatherings. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): The Boat Galley Cookbook - https://amzn.to/32ZNgPn (Amazon) Silicone cups for nuts, etc. - https://amzn.to/34j0Bm7 (Amazon) Snack olives - https://amzn.to/321eeVe (Amazon) Sponsor:  Infinity, 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 31, 2019
Learn about 4 ways to get your sweat on, no matter where you are. No gym required!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Yoga mat: https://amzn.to/32WmmHY (Amazon) Resistance loop: https://amzn.to/2BSEuGO (Amazon) TRX system to haul in the rigging: https://amzn.to/2q0AykF (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor: Shambala Sailing Adventures (https://www.shambalasailingadventures.com/), 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. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 28, 2019
You can’t tighten your halyards enough to keep them from clanking. But here are a few easy solutions that do work. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Bungee cords - https://amzn.to/2W7c3hA (Amazon) Shroud cleat - https://fave.co/2JewfZB (Affiliate) Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 24, 2019
Learn 4 things to consider when getting ready to leave the boat for a long time. It's not just about the food! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Anchor: www.mantus.com Chafe gear: https://amzn.to/31HxerZ (Amazon) Dock line: https://amzn.to/2NbzKBi (Amazon) Security camera: https://amzn.to/2Pg6SdQ (Amazon) Anti mold: https://amzn.to/2BCnqEV (Amazon) Kanberra Gel: https://amzn.to/33WquYv (Amazon) Dehumidifier: https://amzn.to/2MFfYPI (Amazon) Rat guards: https://amzn.to/31DfmhT (Amazon) Advion gel: https://amzn.to/2N7gPrh (Amazon) Bug traps: https://amzn.to/2N6wK9s (Amazon) Lock and Lock containers (for food): https://amzn.to/2BG0d4A (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 21, 2019
The first time we cleaned our boat’s bottom, we made lots of mistakes. Learn from our newbie errors. Here are the tools and techniques you need to do the job right. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Diving hookah - https://amzn.to/2BiI2C0 (Amazon) Mantus scuba system - https://amzn.to/35IC7E7 (Amazon) Diving mask - https://amzn.to/2VOcX2u (Amazon) Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 17, 2019
Even very familiar spaces can feel wrong when you've been on the boat for a while. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): George Mason University: https://www2.gmu.edu Bennington College: www.bennington.edu Freehand Wind Vane: http://andersonboatworks.com/craftsman-services/freehand-steering-systems/ Lin and Larry Pardey: https://pardeytime.blogspot.com Self-Sufficient Sailor: https://amzn.to/2MkOYVl (Amazon Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 14, 2019
Need to light a fire but don’t have a long lighter? Or start a charcoal grill without lighter fluid? No worries. Here’s how to do it. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Long reach butane lighter: https://amzn.to/2n2jpWQ (Amazon)  Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig        
October 10, 2019
Hear about 3 examples of relying on your ingenuity and items you have on hand. Practical tips to help you start practicing, even on land! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Hair clippers: https://amzn.to/314rNmq (Amazon) Pita bread: https://www.fit2sail.com/countdown-to-cruising/2014/01/30/the-time-factor?rq=pita Red lentil soup: https://www.fit2sail.com/countdown-to-cruising/redlentilsoup?rq=soup Heater: https://amzn.to/2VtSqQL (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
October 7, 2019
Stinky dish rags aren’t inevitable on a boat. You just have to follow a few simple steps to keep it from happening. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Scrubr, non-absorbent dish rag - https://amzn.to/358WRVo (Amazon) Sponsor: Shambala Sailing Adventures (https://www.shambalasailingadventures.com/), 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. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
October 3, 2019
Learn about three ways your first provisioning adventure can be better than mine. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): The Care and Feeding of the Sailing Crew: https://www.amazon.com/Care-Feeding-Sailing-Crew-4th-ebook/dp/B00FP1XJY8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=FIZJXUBWHYGX&keywords=care+and+feeding+of+sailing+crew&qid=1569419651&s=gateway&sprefix=care+and+feeding+of,aps,177&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=tbgpodcast-20&linkId=d2657411ecd3317758583ce42646cb76&language=en_US (Amazon) The Boat Galley Cookbook: https://www.amazon.com/Boat-Galley-Cookbook-Everyday-Essential/dp/0071782362/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=boat+galley+cookbook&qid=1569419685&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=tbgpodcast-20&linkId=63b843e3f172f866650bbcf7719df9da&language=en_US (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 30, 2019
You may be used to letting things wait until you deal with them later. When you live on a boat, that’s a terrible idea. This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear (https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 26, 2019
Learn about ways to help your kids transition to life afloat; advice from 2 cruising kids. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): MP3 Player: https://amzn.to/2lLLAbJ (Amazon) Audible: www.audible.com Rubbermaid containers: https://amzn.to/2lfjkOA (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 23, 2019
The person who made me a successful cruiser wasn’t a sailor, mechanic, or electrician. These are the vital lessons she taught me. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Provisioning spreadsheet - https://theboatgalley.com/downloadable-provisioning-spreadsheet/  Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual - https://amzn.to/2YYaAhH (Amazon)  Nigel Calder’s Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual - https://amzn.to/2yV7pst (Amazon)  This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear https://ugowear.com/), ugo is the only waterproof, floating phone case using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your phone is fully functional and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO phone fails visit www.ugowear.com and use Promo Code – BG20 for 20% off your order. ugo – Prepare For Adventure.  
September 19, 2019
Sometimes getting ready to go cruising doesn't exactly appear to be related to boating at all. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Storing Food Without Refrigeration: https://amzn.to/30d1qhC (Amazon)  Provisioning: https://www.fit2sail.com/countdown-to-cruising/2019/8/13/3-provisioning-mistakes-ive-made Anchor light:  https://amzn.to/2LDy7gs (Amazon) Solar panels:  https://amzn.to/30cseQ8 (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 16, 2019
Boat tank water can taste "off" after a while. Filtering keeps it fresh and appealing to drink. Here’s what you need to know!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): PUR 18-Cup Dispenser with Filter - https://amzn.to/2H6EVQT (Amazon)  Seagull Drinking Water Purifier - https://amzn.to/31CgORW (Amazon)  Under Sink Water Filter - https://amzn.to/31Hazft (Amazon)  Sponsor:  Infinity (https://infinitylwv.com/), 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. Visit infinityLWV.com and use the coupon code “GALLEY” for 10% off any Area Rug (limit one per customer). Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
September 12, 2019
When you're looking to buy a boat, understanding the difference between a fridge and an ice box is critical. They're not the same thing! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Storing Food Without Refrigeration: https://amzn.to/2Lo8jEA (Amazon) Engel refrigeration: https://amzn.to/2LkTL8M (Amazon) 12 volt refrigeration: https://amzn.to/2LoOj57 (Amazon) solar panels:  https://amzn.to/2LoOopr (Amazon) generator: https://amzn.to/2LmzH5X (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor: Marmara Imports (http://www.marmaraimports.com/). 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. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 9, 2019
You know that not all stainless steel is equal on a boat. It's true for the galley too. Learn how to buy stainless flatware that lasts and avoids rust. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Stainless steel flatware - 18/10 https://amzn.to/31AURm5 (Amazon)  Sponsor: Rainman Watermakers and SeaTask. Rainman watermakers are capable of producing up to 37 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per hour from seawater. Portable and installed models are available, all with off-the-shelf parts. Configurations are available in AC, 12 Volt DC, and even a gasoline system, with new 2019 models being smaller, lighter, and quieter than ever. Seatask is the premier US facility for Rainman watermakers – visit them at www.seataskgroup.com to learn more! Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 5, 2019
Hurricane Dorian hit small islands hard. Here are some memories from Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos. Links: HELP FOR GREEN TURTLE CAY: https://www.gofundme.com/f/green-turtle-cay-hurricane-recovery-fund HELP FOR ELBOW CAY (and other cays south of the Whale): https://www.gofundme.com/f/Hope4HopeTown GENERAL BAHAMAS ASSISTANCE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/headknowles-emergency-funds Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
September 5, 2019
A discussion of boat gear, fixing things, and aesthetic preferences. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Bulkhead mount compass (small): https://amzn.to/2Lbptp8 (Amazon) Danforth compass repair and service: https://www.vikingcompass.com/daco.html Bristol Channel Cutter: http://www.samlmorse.com Rubbermaid containers: https://amzn.to/2LcVQDT (Amazon) Email Nica: nica@fit2sail.com Email Carolyn: carolyn@theboatgalley.com Sponsor: Shambala Sailing Adventures (https://www.shambalasailingadventures.com/), 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. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
September 2, 2019
Fresh water is limited when you live on a boat. Do you know how to pick the galley gear that will help you conserve water? Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Vegetable brush: https://amzn.to/33xnvX6 (Amazon)  Silicone spatula: https://amzn.to/2H4B7j8 (Amazon)  Quality flatware without dirt-catching details: https://amzn.to/2MJCA2J (Amazon) Sponsor: Marmara Imports (http://www.marmaraimports.com). 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. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
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