Quaranteaming and hitting the pause button for hurricane season

Though I've been doing a lot of writing lately, it has been difficult to put words together for the blog. With all that has been going on in the world, writing about cruising in Mexico on a sailboat just hasn't seemed…

Heaven On Earth

A family journey to a jewel of the Salish Sea, Princess Louisa Inlet From the May, 2019 issue of 48° North. Mention the name “Princess Louisa Inlet” to nearly any boater who has had the privilege of visiting its…

April Product News

Showa Biodegradable Green Nitrile Gloves The world’s first disposable nitrile glove, Showa’s innovative Eco-Best Technology™ (EBT™) with GREEN-DEX™ provides a 100% biodegradable glove that offers the same level of comfort,…

Thinking about your boat a lot lately? Tell us about it!

These days it seems like were doing a lot more thinking about our boats than we are actually out sailing them or working on them. Well, whether its a beloved cruising sailboat, powerboat, racing boat, wooden boat, work boat,…

Birds and a Birthday at “Booby Island”

Discovering what makes Isla Isabel the "Galapagos of Mexico" An orange- and yellow-hued sunrise spread across the vast Pacific Ocean illuminating Yahtzee and the only other noticeable thing in our path, Isla Isabel. After a…

Pristine Glacier Bay

THE DYNAMIC, FRAGILE GEM OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA  From the APRIL issue of 48° North. Glacier Bay: The utterance of those syllables alone causes anyone who has cruised these majestic waters to glaze-over in a faraway gaze. Almost…

What’s going on with Yahtzee and crew?

First and foremost, I'm hoping that all the Rolling with Yahtzee readers out there are healthy and trying to remain positive in light of COVID-19 and its ripple affects across the world. Our thoughts are with you all while…

Upgrade your boat from home: Splice Dyneema soft shackles

One of the most productive things you can do for your boat while self isolating and social distancing is to learn something new. Fortunately, YouTube is full of tutorials for the modern sailor to add tricks to their bag of…

Looking for laughter and inspiration in these trying times? Watch this.

Sitting at home or on your boat and looking for something to watch? This is one of my favorite sailing documentaries, which follows the life of a charismatic sailor and his unconventional voyage around the globe. A must see…

Product News March 2020

From the March issue of 48° North AnchorRescue II AnchorRescue II anchor recovery system Scanmar International recently announced the redesign and launch of the AnchorRescue II anchor recovery system. Allowing mariners to…