MY BOAT | A Classic Racer-Cruiser, the Swan 391 OxoMoxo

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. For Doug Frazer, sailing started at a young age in a remarkably unconventional way when, in 1962, his dad bought a 36-foot wooden staysail schooner that…

It’s Electric! The Port Townsend Race Committee Boat Gets a Refit and Repower

When the Port Townsend Sailing Association's committee boat needed repowering, the decision was made to go electric! The Port Townsend Sailing Association, Blackbird Associates, and Steve Scharf have relaunched the 1979 CHB…

48° North Boat Test: Aspen C100

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. There’s only one way to start this. Deep breath. To my knowledge, this is the first powerboat review that 48° North has ever done. Stay with me… I often…

May Products News

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. Harken Gizmos In response to sailors’ and riggers’ request for lightweight and reliable soft-attach terminations and reduced chafing through-deck…

April Products News

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Mantus Universal Stern Anchor Bracket Having a dedicated place for a stern anchor can be a conundrum on any boat, which is a riddle that Mantus set out to solve with their Universal…

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 trades aboard.  One of the most important pieces of equipment aboard our boat has proven itself time and time again — so much so…

A Better Boat for Dream Chasing

It was April when I consciously admitted it: I’d made a mistake buying that old Rawson 30 I called Tortuga. It would be 10 years before I could set off to circumnavigate the globe solo in that piece of work (a dream I began…

How To: Beware of the Exhaust Elbow

Add this often missed and neglected engine part to your maintenance checklist From the February 2021 issue of 48° North. After starting the engine on my 1992 Beneteau First 310, Encore, in preparation for annual servicing,…

My Boat: 2012 Moody 45DS Happy

From the February 2021 issue of 48° North. Sometimes, a sailor’s hunt for the ideal boat can take mere days. More often than not, though, it takes much longer. And every once in a while, it’s a combination of both. The…

Product News: January 2021

From the January 2021 issue of 48° North SCANSTRUT–ROKK Wireless Edge The ROKK Wireless Edge phone charging mount is a 12/24V multi-adjustable waterproof wireless phone charging mount that securely holds and wirelessly…