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…

Worn Out: Active Cruising and Gear Lifespan

Lessons learned from years of cruising about onboard gear and how it runs its natural course. What do galley stoves, outboard engines, and winch handles have in common? They’re all sold at boat shows, and they all sink if…

Beneteau Oceanis 30.1

A 48° North Boat Test From the November, 2020 issue of 48° North. I’ve been excited to get out on the new Beneteau 30.1 for a while now. In large part, my interest is driven by an appreciation for this size of “entry-level”…

These are a few of our favorite (boat) things

From the December 2020 issue of 48° North If you’ve ever lived-aboard or spent much time on a boat, you probably know it’s the little things — that galley gadget, that tool you can’t do without — that make life afloat…

Product News: December 2020

B&G V100 & V100-B VHF Radio, Class-B AIS Systems B&G Sailing Electronics recently announced the launch of its premium multi-station black-box marine radio systems — the V100 VHF series. The V100 and V100-B…

Product News: November 2020

Sirius XM Marine Typically thought of as a streaming music and news service, Sirius XM has jumped into the marine market with their Sirius XM Marine WM-4 receiver. Compatible with Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Lowrance,…