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The Boat Galley

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

Tracks

Comfort Factor
A discussion of natural and mechanical ways to help air move more efficiently on board. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): PortVisor  Caframo Fans (Amazon) Breeze Bandit Wind Scoop Cruiser's University Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today's episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Seaworthy Goods, creator and maker of PortVisor rainshields, which keep rain out and let breeze in. Life is too short to be uncomfortable on board - so don't be! Now you can keep ports open with these easy-to-install and durable Visors. Check SeaworthyGoods.com to learn more. Use coupon code SmartBoatStuff10 for an exclusive 10% off your next order.  Seaworthy Goods - smart stuff, smart boats. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
08:59 09/22/2022
Simple Sauce for Anything
Versatility in recipes is a good thing. This sauce is good on almost anything you can think of - and it comes together in seconds.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Immersion Blender (Amazon) Garlic Press (Amazon) Cruisers University Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
06:52 09/15/2022
Spread the Load
Reasons we chose G-10 for most of the backing blocks as we reinstalled deck hardware on Calypso.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): G-10 Source Jigsaw (Amazon) Router (Amazon) Cruiser's University Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuardProducts.com. Looking to refinish your boat’s teak with a minimum of mess and fuss? Look no further! Our non-toxic, water-based formulas for cleaning and finish will turn your teak from dingy to sparkling in no time. Use coupon code BG20 for 15% off your order of $50 or more. TeakGuard - admire your teak with less maintenance. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
06:12 09/08/2022
Is Your Wind Scoop Working for You?
A traditional wind scoop needs to be adjusted if the wind shifts. But a 4-way (or omnidirectional) wind scoop funnels air from all directions. Here’s what you need to know and where to buy one.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Breeze Bandit from Cruising Solutions Plastismo Omnidirectional Wind Scoop from Ahoy Captain Breeze Booster Freestanding Wind Scoop Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Use coupon code GALLEY2018 for an exclusive 10% discount. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
04:58 09/05/2022
Installing Formica On A Boat
Formica is a fabulous material for use on board - as long as you install it yourself. There are a few tricks to keep in mind!   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Blog Post on Templating Laminate Roller (Amazon) Jigsaw (Amazon) Router (Amazon) Sheet Laminate (Home Depot)  Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by ugo wear. Ugo has the only waterproof, floating phone and tablet cases using dry suit zipper technology. Invest in your safety because if you don’t protect you can’t connect! Your electronics are fully functional while inside and there’s plenty of room for your keys, cash and cards. To get the only dry bag on the market with ZERO device fails visit www.ugowear.com. Use coupon code SAVE20BG for 20% off! ugo – Just Add Water. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
08:41 09/01/2022
Dinghy Decisions
A new dinghy is an exercise in compromises. Understanding what you’re looking for can help make the choice less daunting!  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Achilles Rollup Dinghy (Affiliate) Dinghy Wheels (Amazon) Dinghy Lights (Amazon) Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Use coupon code GALLEY2018 for an exclusive 10% discount. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
11:46 08/25/2022
Are You Killing Your Spices?
A humid boat can ruin the freshness of your herbs and spices. But if you’re doing this, you’re making it even worse. Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today's episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sailrite, the one-stop shop for all your DIY canvas and upholstery projects. From heavy-duty, portable sewing machines to fabric, foam and everything in between, Sailrite’s outstanding customer support and free how-to videos empower you to sew for your boat, home and more. Visit Sailrite.com to get started on your DIY journey. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
04:15 08/22/2022
Shower Solutions
Showering on board, even when there’s no pressure water, is simple and practical. Here are 2 ways 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): Solar Shower (Amazon) 3-Gallon Garden Sprayer (Amazon) Kitchen Sink Sprayer (Amazon)  Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! Visit Lunatecgear.com to learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
08:29 08/18/2022
Using a MOB AIS Locator
When crew goes overboard, minutes count. Technology can help you locate (and rescue) your lost crew. 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): Aquaventures Website Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
09:34 08/15/2022
Onboard Exercises
Staying active on the boat is easier when you’ve got some dedicated moves. Here are three!   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): "It Depends" Blog Post  General Tips for Working Out Onboard  Yoga Mat (Amazon) Weight Set (Amazon) Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today's episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sailrite, the one-stop shop for all your DIY canvas and upholstery projects. From heavy-duty, portable sewing machines to fabric, foam and everything in between, Sailrite’s outstanding customer support and free how-to videos empower you to sew for your boat, home and more. Visit Sailrite.com to get started on your DIY journey. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
08:12 08/11/2022
Make a Space Saving Dish Drain
Looking for a way to dry dishes without taking up valuable space in your galley? Take a look at one half of your double sink. Here’s how to make it work. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Nonstick Cooling Rack (Amazon) In-Sink Cutlery Holder (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Aqua Map, the best app for navigating the ICW or doing the Great Loop. Aqua Map allows for easy route planning with overlays from ActiveCaptain and the Waterway Guide and easy import for Bob423 tracks. Tides, currents, waypoints and anchor alarm - it’s all there! Upgrading to Aqua Map Master brings in all the features that will transform your device into a real chartplotter! We’ve been using AquaMap for over two years now, and I find that when we go through any tricky place, I grab my iPad and navigate with AM instead of the chartplotter – that’s how much better I like it! Find Aqua Map in your App Store or Play Store! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
05:19 08/08/2022
Surprising Sources for Boat Parts
6 places other than the big marine store names that we’ve found excellent materials for boat projects.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Defender  West Marine  Hamilton Marine Fisheries Supply  Jamestown Distributors  Blog post on Using Ebay Successfully  Hodges Marine  GPS4US  Home Depot  Lowes  Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuardProducts.com. Looking to refinish your boat’s teak with a minimum of mess and fuss? Look no further! Our non-toxic, water-based formulas for cleaning and finish will turn your teak from dingy to sparkling in no time. Use coupon code BG20 for 15% off your order of $50 or more. TeakGuard - admire your teak with less maintenance. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
06:11 08/04/2022
Do You Need a SodaStream for Your Boat?
Cruisers who like soda are always looking for ways to keep carbonated drinks on board without taking up valuable storage space. Is the SodaStream the answer? Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker (Amazon) Carbonating Cylinders (Amazon) SodaStream Website Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today's episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Sailrite, the one-stop shop for all your DIY canvas and upholstery projects. From heavy-duty, portable sewing machines to fabric, foam and everything in between, Sailrite’s outstanding customer support and free how-to videos empower you to sew for your boat, home and more. Visit Sailrite.com to get started on your DIY journey. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
09:03 08/01/2022
Simple Solutions: Ram Mounts
Figuring out how to mount our new chart plotter was just one part of the whole puzzle.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Ram Mounts  Garmin Radar (Amazon) iPad (Amazon) Navionics Garmin Chartplotter  Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
08:02 07/28/2022
Keeping Screws in Place
How do you keep screws in place when you’re working on boat jobs in awkward areas? There’s a nifty tool that will make it much easier.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Best Way Screw Holders - Set of 3 (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today's episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Aqua Map, the ultimate navigation app for your tablet or phone. Aqua Map makes it easy to plan your route with overlays from ActiveCaptain and the Waterway Guide. Tides, currents, waypoints, anchor alarm: it's all there! Upgrading to Aqua Map Master allows you to add the Marine Forecast overlay with detailed wind, wave and current forecasts, access to worldwide point weather prediction as well as worldwide weather buoys and more, invaluable for cruising the ICW and the Bahamas. Find Aqua Map (careful; no “s”) wherever you find your apps. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
04:34 07/25/2022
Getting the Most Out of Cruising
3 tips to successful cruising--Hint, not one of them is about your anchor. Links:   Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! Visit Lunatecgear.com to learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
10:35 07/21/2022
The Ultimate Answer
Treating questions about cruising like a google search won’t get you far. At least, not in a usable fashion.  Links:   Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Marmara Imports.  Their hand loomed, fair trade, organic cotton Turkish towels are highly absorbent, dry quickly, fold flat and are soft and luxurious: perfect for life aboard!  Use coupon code Podcast10 for 10% off any order of $40 or more. Marmaraimports.com: more than a towel.   Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
05:14 07/18/2022
Cleaning Interior Boat Teak
Is your boat teak looking tired and dirty? Here’s step-by-step instructions for cleaning your teak so it’s as good as new.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape (Amazon) Small Foam Brushes (Amazon) Libman Scrub Brush Set (Amazon) Small Bucket for Water (Amazon) Wet Dry Sandpaper (Amazon) Sanding Blocks (Amazon) DeWalt Orbital Sander (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuardProducts.com. Looking to refinish your boat’s teak with a minimum of mess and fuss? Look no further! Our non-toxic, water-based formulas for cleaning and finish will turn your teak from dingy to sparkling in no time. Use coupon code BG20 for 15% off your order of $50 or more. TeakGuard - admire your teak with less maintenance. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
14:25 07/14/2022
How to Keep Recipes on a Boat
Do you have a collection of family favorite recipes? Perhaps on index cards in your grandmother’s handwriting? Don’t risk them. There are some easy ways to keep them safe on a boat and handy to use.   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Double-sided Recipe Cards (Amazon) Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (Amazon) Kindle Paperwhite (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by SpotlessStainless.com, the safe, fast and easy way to remove rust and protect your marine stainless steel. Brush on, wait 30 minutes, and rinse off this environmentally friendly gel - no scrubbing required! Brush on Spotless Stainless; remove rust. It’s that simple! Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 20% discount on your order. Spotlessstainless.com - make stainless sparkle! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
05:53 07/11/2022
Container Wars
Based on experience, Nica shares some thoughts about deciding what kinds of storage containers might work for you.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Lock N Lock Storage Containers (Amazon) Mainstay Flexible Tray “Baskets” (Amazon) Sterilite Gasketed Boxes (Amazon) Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Boxes (Amazon)  Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! Visit Lunatecgear.com to learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
15:15 07/07/2022
Boat Wiring Tools to Keep Onboard
Simple boat electrical repairs are within your grasp. You just need a good guide, some basic tools, and a few supplies. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Don Casey, Sailboat Electrics Simplified (Amazon) Neiko Ultimate Self-Adjusting Wire and Cable Stripper  (Amazon) S&G Tool Aid Professional Ratcheting Terminal Crimper (Amazon) Stanley 6″ Side Cutters (Amazon) Stingray Butane Torch (Amazon) Blazer Butane Refill (Amazon) Ancor 120-pack Assorted Double Crimp Connectors (Amazon) Ancor Adhesive Lined Heat Shrink Tubing Kit (8 pieces, various sizes) (Amazon) Ancor Adhesive Lined Single-Size Tubing Kit (various numbers of pieces, all one size and either black or red) (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today's episode of the Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Seaworthy Goods, creator and maker of PortVisor rainshields, which keep rain out and let breeze in. Life is too short to be uncomfortable on board - so don't be! Now you can keep ports open with these easy-to-install and durable Visors. Check SeaworthyGoods.com to learn more. Use coupon code SmartBoatStuff10 for an exclusive 10% off your next order.  Seaworthy Goods - smart stuff, smart boats. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
12:04 07/04/2022
Blast Away!
Questions to ask and things to think about if you’re hiring a sandblaster to work on your boat. Hint: it’s not a hands-off process!   Links:  Coppercoat Review  Bottom Paint Thoughts   Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
10:53 06/30/2022
Silicone Dish Mat - Galley Necessity
A silicone dish mat can be very handy on a boat galley—especially this one. Here’s why.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Oxo Good Grips Large Silicone Drying Mat (Amazon) Oxo Good Grips Small Silicone Drying Mat (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by TeakGuardProducts.com. Looking to refinish your boat’s teak with a minimum of mess and fuss? Look no further! Our non-toxic, water-based formulas for cleaning and finish will turn your teak from dingy to sparkling in no time. Use coupon code BG20 for 15% off your order of $50 or more. TeakGuard - admire your teak with less maintenance. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
04:44 06/27/2022
Adaptable Breakfast
Granola doesn’t have to be expensive and only store-bought. Listen up to hear tips and my favorite recipe! Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Nuts.com Penzeys spices Lock N Lock Airtight Container (Amazon) Roasting Pan (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! Visit Lunatecgear.com to learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
10:34 06/23/2022
Upgrade Your Boat’s Fridge
There are several things you need to consider before upgrading or replacing your boat refrigerator. Here’s what they are and how to evaluate your choices. Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Aqua Map, the most advanced navigation app for your tablet or phone. Aqua Map allows for easy route planning with overlays from ActiveCaptain and the Waterway Guide. Tides, currents, waypoints, an anchor alarm - it’s all here! Upgrading to Aqua Map Master brings in all Army Corps of Engineers survey overlays as well as US Notices to Mariners and more, invaluable for cruising the ICW and the Bahamas. Find Aqua Map (careful; no “s”) wherever you find your apps. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
14:45 06/20/2022
Which Tube is Which?
Picking which kind of sealant to use on your boat project can feel like a crapshoot. There really are some good questions to answer to find the right one!   Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): 3M 4200 (Amazon) 3M 3000 (Amazon) Sikaflex 291 (Amazon) LifeSeal (Amazon) Caulk Gun (Amazon) Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by SpotlessStainless.com, the safe, fast and easy way to remove rust and protect your marine stainless steel. Brush on, wait 30 minutes, and rinse off this environmentally friendly gel - no scrubbing required! Brush on Spotless Stainless; remove rust. It’s that simple! Use coupon code BG20 for an exclusive 20% discount on your order. Spotlessstainless.com - make stainless sparkle! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
13:16 06/16/2022
Keep Track of Charging Cords
Today’s cruisers have so many items that require chargers. But if you can’t find one when you need it, you’re in big trouble. Here’s one way to keep your charging cords handy without having them create a mess.  Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Industrial-Strength Velcro with Sticky Backs (Amazon) Velcro Cable Ties (Amazon) Multi-Use DC Charger (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Lunatec, makers of the hydration spray bottle, odor-free dishcloth and self-cleaning washcloth. Lunatec offers practical gear designed to save water and reduce waste. A water bottle that doubles as a hose? A dish cloth that doesn’t get stinky? Yes, please! Visit Lunatecgear.com to learn more; use code boatgalley to save 10% on everything. Lunatec: innovative gear for your outdoor adventures. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig
04:35 06/13/2022
Bread Machine - YES!
An update on the bread machine, a year after purchase. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Hamilton Beach Bread Machine (Amazon) King Arthur Flour Nica email  Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  This episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by Marmara Imports.  Their hand loomed, fair trade, organic cotton Turkish towels are highly absorbent, dry quickly, fold flat and are soft and luxurious: perfect for life aboard!  Use coupon code Podcast10 for 10% off any order of $40 or more. Marmaraimports.com: more than a towel.   Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig    
09:59 06/09/2022
Yeast Bread Baking 101
Are you new to baking yeast breads? Or have you failed to get the results you wanted? Here’s step-by-step tips to help your bread come out just right every time. Links (Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning that The Boat Galley Podcast earns from qualifying purchases; some other links may be affiliate links): Chicago Metallic 1 Pound Loaf Pan (Amazon) Kneadlessly Simple: Fabulous, Fuss-Free, No-Knead Breads (Amazon) Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  Today’s episode of The Boat Galley Podcast is sponsored by MantusMarine.com, maker of the Mantus anchor, now available in models with and without a roll bar. Proven to set reliably in the most challenging bottoms, the Mantus anchor digs like no other, making anchoring safer and boating more enjoyable. Mantus Marine brings to market practical, durable and affordable marine products, including: anchoring gear, scuba diving accessories, and rechargeable waterproof headlamp for hands-free lighting. Visit MantusMarine.com and see for yourself! Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
12:07 06/06/2022
Picking Weather Windows
The value of departure planning when making a passage. FastSeas Weather Routing  Chris Parker Marine Weather Forecasts  Nica email   Carolyn email  Subscribe to the Boat Galley Newsletter!  The Boat Galley podcast is sponsored by FastSeas.com. Plan your next passage using FastSeas.com. Whether you are after speed or comfort, FastSeas will find the optimum route to your destination. FastSeas - making weather routing simple. Use coupon code GALLEY2018 for an exclusive 10% discount. Click to see all podcast sponsors, past and present. Music: “Slow Down” by Yvette Craig  
09:24 06/02/2022