Boat Radio - The Boat Galley - 65. Why we DIY

Jan 15, 2018, 05:00 AM

When is ‘doing it yourself’ the best option? Carolyn Shearlock and husband Dave are a pretty handy pair, wielding everything from paintbrushes to a monkey wrench. But that doesn’t mean they’re expert boat mechanics and it certainly doesn’t mean they’re as quick as the pros when it comes to fixing a problem. Added to that, there are some jobs that even the most gifted amateur should leave to the experts. However, often the good professionals have a busy schedule and just as frequently they come with a hefty price tag. So how do you decide when it’s best to DIY?

Carolyn has many years of experience living on board boats and her tips are sure to save you time and money. Her website, The Boat Galley, is the most comprehensive list of cruising knowledge anywhere on the internet. Hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the globe benefit from her wisdom every month. Check it out for yourself:

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