Thanks you gentlemen, I appreciate the advice. Very helpful.
@Steel28 Gabriel was a little concerned that 8.5E might be a bit long for me, but based on your experience, it seems like it shouldn't be an issue.
I hope it's not. I can tell you one thing for sure from my experience. I tried Wells in 82 last in 8.5E and 8E would not work for me.
Based on @Goodman experience, he sized exactly the same as me.
Gabriel suggested 8F or 8.5E, leaning toward 8F for me because the 82 last is a little longer than the Carmina lasts in the "equivalent" size. I do think 8.5E is probably the safer choice since it's a boot. I've personally found that I haven't had issues with boots being slightly big, but I can't deal with boots/shoes that are too tight.
BTW, if I pull the trigger on the Galway, it would be the second pair of EG's I pre-ordered (already pre-ordered a pair of Shanklins) without ever having tried on a pair of EGs. Pretty crazy.