The Boat Galley Resource Center is THE place to get information that you won't get in a typical Learn To Sail or Learn To Cruise course. I'm Carolyn Shearlock and I'd like to help you:

  • decide if living or cruising on a boat is for you
  • make a smooth transition to the cruising life, and
  • flatten out that first-year learning curve!

Scroll down to see a full listing of our online courses — including our new All-Access Pass for just $119.

Let's go!

 - Carolyn (signature)


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All-Access Pass 2.0

Get 6 full-length courses and more for one low price. Lifetime access for $119 ($214 if purchased separately).

Newsletter - FREE subscription

Get a weekly email with tips, gear reviews and how-to's to help you successfully make the leap to living on a boat.

Comprehensive Hurricane Prep for Boaters

Comprehensive details from pre-season planning through weather watching, actual storm prep, and post-storm safety. $49

Eating Well With A Tiny Fridge

Go up to three weeks between grocery trips and still have great meals with these detailed step-by-step galley-tested strategies. $29

Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas!

Save time and make cruising to The Bahamas easy on yourself with these step-by-step how-to’s, info, and in-depth checklists. $39

VHF Radios: Everything You Need To Know

How to best use your VHF from routine calls to advanced features such as DSC, AIS and weather. $29

Storage Solutions for Life Aboard

Innovative ideas for storing everything aboard your boat: tools and parts, galley, clothes, medical supplies, electronics, and more. $39

Unwritten Rules Of The Cruising Life

Details of living aboard and the cruising lifestyle. An introductory course loaded with practical info. $29

Comprehensive Logbook

Organize every aspect of your boat's operation and maintenance in one book. Six sections; 164 pages. Sold on Amazon US, Canada and Mexico.

Outboard Troubleshooting for Non-Mechanics

Feel like you don’t have a clue where to start when the outboard won’t run? This guide is for you! Sold on Amazon.

Handy VHF Radio Reference

Quick reference to use at the VHF -- what channel to use, high vs. low power, spelling alphabet, and more. Sold on Amazon.

Boat Documents Organizer

Expandable case for title, registration, insurance, surveys, hurricane plan, and more for local or international cruising. Sold on Amazon.

Newsletter - FREE subscription

Get a weekly email with tips, gear reviews and how-to's to help you successfully make the leap to living on a boat.

Aqua Map Chart Packages

20% off Aqua Map chart packages for use with the free Aqua Map app for iOS/Android. Cost varies by region.

Storing Food Without Refrigeration - 2nd Edition

Eat great meals, using fresh ingredients, even without a refrigerator. $12

The Boat Galley Cookbook

800+ everyday recipes made from obtainable ingredients, using hand utensils. In-depth instructions for unfamiliar cooking techniques. 

The Boat Galley's Amazon Store

Discover all my recommended Amazon products for boat and galley in The Boat Galley's Amazon store.

Discover Living On A Boat - FREE

Want to know what living on a boat is really like or how you can do it? Info for those just starting to explore the possibilities.

Prepare To Cruise - FREE

Get info on gaining skills, buying and owning a boat, working on your boat, buying stuff for your boat and moving aboard.

Overcoming The Learning Curve - FREE

Real help for the frustration, stress, and overwhelm that the first year of cruising can bring.

Cooking For Adventures - FREE

Make cooking off-grid easier, even though you have less space, few electrical appliances, no nearby store and a tiny refrigerator.

Hurricane Prep Checklists - FREE

Make prepping for a hurricane easier and a little less stressful with my 10-point tip sheet and editable hurricane prep checklists. 

Documents for Boat Buyers and Owners - FREE

Five editable documents and checklists to help in buying, using and maintaining a boat.

Provisioning Spreadsheet - FREE

Know just how much to buy of what -- all arranged by grocery store aisle -- with this handy form. Includes detailed instructions.

What's On the Boat? - FREE

Part-time cruiser? Know just what you need to take back to the boat - without overprovisioning - with this handy editable list!

Newsletter - FREE subscription

Get a weekly email with tips, gear reviews and how-to's to help you successfully make the leap to living on a boat.

The Boat Galley Cookbook Sample

FREE sample of The Boat Galley Cookbook -- 33 recipes in a 28-page PDF.

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