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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!

See all our offerings below — all TBG courses are now on a pay-what-you-can basis, from $5 to full price.

If you're new to the idea of living on a boat and cruising, Unwritten Rules of the Cruising Life is a great starting point.

Let's go!

Available Products

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 Logbook

Organize every aspect of your boat's operation and maintenance in one book. Six sections; 164 pages. $33

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. $19

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

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.

Unwritten Rules Of The Cruising Life

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

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. 

The Self-Sufficient Galley

Conquer your galley from provisioning to storing food to cooking. Save time, money and stress! $19.

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

Downsizing For A Life Afloat

Step-by-step plan to downsize your entire home without being overwhelmed. What to keep, sell, store and how to do it. $97

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.

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.

BUNDLE: Bahamas + Unwritten Rules

Save 28% buying Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas and Unwritten Rules Of The Cruising Life together!

Eating Well With A Tiny Fridge (book purchased separately)

Detailed step-by-step galley-tested strategies to go up to three weeks between grocery trips. $10

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