East Sound Spring Regatta: A New Tradition Rounds Into Form

When Orcas Island Yacht Club's East Sound Spring Regatta was created back in…

Artist’s View: The Little Brown Barnacle

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. Little and…

Diesel Engine Troubleshooting and Maintenance Workshop in Port Hadlock

Knowing how to troubleshoot and maintain your boat's diesel engine is a crucial…

Embracing ‘One Week Cove’

When a lone anchorage unexpectedly becomes home base for a week, the best thing…

Small Marina, Big Personality: Lagoon Cove

Canadian cruiser, Ruth Brown, shares stories of her visits to the small,…

PNW Hero: Dick Rose – Part 2

From the April 2021 48° North Issue. Around the Pacific Northwest, heroes come…

Diesel Deep Dive: Shifting The Marine Repair Paradigm

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Editor's Note: Diesel engine…

5 Ways to Get Your Boat’s VHF Radio Ready for the Season

In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications.…

April Products News

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Mantus Universal Stern Anchor Bracket…

Blakely Rock: A Low Tide Paradise

From the April issue of 48° North. Not just a mark on a race course or an…

Help Chart the Course for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

If you live, work, or play along Washington’s saltwater shorelines, you can…

Close to the Water: Ruminating on Boat Paint with Peter Marshall

I’ve long been proud of the paint job on my boat. At the same time, I’ve also…

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Lessons Learned: Flush With Options, Spring Cruising Starts

By the time the rhodies peak, Puget Sound sailors are deep into plans or actions for spring…

Test and Document Your Boat’s Power System

From the April 2021 48° North Issue. To keep everything working on your summer cruising adventures,…

An Ode to My Favorite Tool

In Marty McOmber's latest column, he gives props to an indispensable tool that is a jack of all…

Tips to Get Your Boat Out of its Winter Slumber

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. One of the fortunate parts of being a boater in the Pacific…

Editorial: Spring Makes the Sailing Heart Fonder

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Spring boating is abuzz with evident joys. With the change…

How-To Insulate Your Boat’s Windows

From the April 2021 48° North issue Spring is here, but outside it will still be predominantly cool…

Farewell Lifeline Netting, You Were a Win-Win

At this point 7 years ago, Porter was on the verge of his first birthday and in the preceding few…

PNW Hero: Dick Rose – Part 1

Around the Pacific Northwest, heroes come in many forms, and 48° North is excited to honor some of…

In-person Wooden Boat Festival On Track for September

Hope is in the air for an in-person Wooden Boat Festival come September. Of all the events that…

View 48° North Columnist’s Artwork at Portland’s Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum

Present Tense: An installation by SE Portland sailor and artist Bruce Bateau goes on display at the…