FAQs from a Diesel Mechanic

Throughout my career, I have been asked many questions about what I do and why,…

Port of Lopez Launches a New Free Pumpout Boat in Fisherman Bay

Good news, cruisers! Free mobile pumpout options in the San Juan Islands…

PITCH 2022 Delivers On Its Slogan

"Come for the wind, stay for the party!" Bellingham's PITCH gave sailboat…

Wooden Boat Festival Weekend is Here!

One of our favorite boating events of the year kicks off today in Port Townsend…

48° North-Ullman Sails Rally Recap

A typical day of sailing during this year’s rally. Beautiful weather and new…

Thunderbird Racers take to Port Townsend Bay for West Coast Championships

A fun, competitive fleet duked it out on Port Townsend Bay for the Thunderbird…

Close to the Water: Feeling the Love

The author rows across a calm stretch of water. When I pulled up to the customs…

Destinations: Kenai Peninsula Discovered

In our latest Throwback Thursday, find adventure and solitude in this stunning…

Pacific Cup 2022:
An Offshore Dream Achieved

Sailing across the ocean has always been on “the list,” but for some reason, I…

August Products News

SEA-Snap™ Snap Shackle Snap shackles have long been an important piece of gear…

Update: USCG Response Continues After Vessel Sinks Near San Juan Island

USCG and partner agencies are working on containment and cleanup of diesel…

Video: A New Cockpit Layout for the Duracell Project

We've been following along as 48° North contributors Matt Steverson and Janneke…

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Casting Off:
Looking for Sludge in All the Wrong Places

  Disassembling and cleaning the carburetor. Whenever the small engine on my Uncle Jess’…

Boats Afloat Show Coming to South Lake Union Sept. 15-18

Boats Afloat Show brining sailboat, powerboats and shoreside activities to South Lake Union Sept.…

Destinations: The Other Side of Hotham Sound

Here's our latest destinations installment courtesy of SalishSeaPilot.com's Jim Burgoyne about a…

Famed Voyager Lin Pardey Set to Give Workshops at WBF

Accomplished cruising, author and two-time circumnavigator Lin Pardey is giving workshops at the…

Never Say Easy

On a boat, some of the simplest days can turn into the hardest “It’s going to be a clear short trip…

Clockwise Racers Take 50th Shaw Island Classic

In a race that goes two directions, clockwise was the way to go in the 50th edition of the Shaw…

My Boat: 1991 Jeanneau 44 Tlingit

Built for an Alaskan expedition, the 1991 Jeanneau 44, Tlingit, has become the perfect family…

Images from the 48° North-Ullman Sails Cruising Rally

Perfect weather, great sailing, new friends and orcas have punctuated this annual week of cruising…

Little Boats on the Big Stage

The Gorge delivers for Optimist Nationals! When I told people in 2019 that the Columbia Gorge…

Anchoring Etiquette

4 Keys to Being a Good Neighbor On the Water From the July 2020 48° North issue Whether it’s the…