September Products News

Magma Crossover Firebox Grill One of the most-used and well-loved items on a cruising boat is the ubiquitous propane grill hanging from the pushpit. To enhance the onboard cooking experience, Magma recently launched their…

August Products News

SEA-Snap™ Snap Shackle Snap shackles have long been an important piece of gear aboard our sailboats, with a variety of stainless steel and soft options on the market. Looking to offer something that is easier to use than…

Velella:
A Boat and Her Legacy

Michael Butler’s dream boat, Loco, under various stages of construction in California in 1979. “Did you just buy this boat?” a man on the dock asked. “Yup.” Technically, the deal hadn’t quite closed. We were still awaiting…

My Boat: 1991 Jeanneau 44 Tlingit

Built for an Alaskan expedition, the 1991 Jeanneau 44, Tlingit, has become the perfect family cruiser for owners John and Marcy Baker. With a rotating cast of family and friends as crew, Tlingit voyages the icy waters of…

July Products News

Fujinon TS-X 1440 Binoculars Fujifilm has continually used its optical and mechanical design technologies to develop high-performance and high-quality binoculars for day-to-day use. The TS-X 1440 is its latest product, which…

TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

In our latest Throwback Thursday, we revisit the wooden Wawona, which was once a fixture on the Lake Union waterfront... From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel "For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned…

MY BOAT: 1980 Custom Dogpatch 26, Moonshine

Moonshine charging upwind. When the Dogpatch 26 Moonshine came to Seattle in 2021, it raised more than a few eyebrows from local sailors. With its retro-cool look, distinctive hard chines and plywood construction, it was…

June Products News

SeaSucker Vacuum Mounts Vacuum mounts have been around for a while to hold small, light things aboard our boats that we don’t want to move. But these were mere suction cups compared to SeaSucker Vacuum Mounts that, with…

May Products News

Keep your diesel clean, check out a new chart plotter from Simrad, and know your boat's speed with an updated SpeedPuck in the latest Products News. » Velocitek SpeedPuck Velocitek’s updated SpeedPuck is a simple GPS…

Which Anchor to Choose?

Experienced cruisers work with a local resource who analyzes anchor performance to consider anchor options for their new boat. This article originally appeared in the May 2022 issue of 48° North. Choosing the right anchor is…