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…

MY BOAT: 1926 36-ft Blanchard Standardized Cruiser, Faun

The sparkling varnish and classic lines of this vessel turn heads wherever she goes. Approaching 100 years old, Faun is pure Pacific Northwest beauty. When the crew at 48° North learned that owners​​ Laura Stone Shifflette…

April Products News

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North. » Garmin 79sc Handheld GPS Always evolving their handheld satellite communicators to help you cast off confidently on your sailing adventures,…

March Products News

This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of 48° North. » BoatLIFE Fix Repair Putty Boaters of all stripes know that heartbreaking feeling when their fiberglass is dinged or their gelcoat is chipped.…

Cruiser “Car” Upgrades: Get Your Dinghy Adventure-Ready

This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of 48° North. While waiting out winter in Washington, we’re slowly preparing for the upcoming cruising season about our 1980 Monk 36 trawler, Limerick. As I type…

February Products News

Spinlock Deckvest 6D 170N PFD A complete two-in-one lifejacket-harness for all sailors, the Deckvest 6D marks a new era for Spinlock and its popular Deckvest lifejacket range. Using feedback and reviews from sailors, the…

My Boat: Pt. Bonita 27 Pell Mell

This article was originally published in the February 2022 issue of 48° North. The pretty teal craft with big plans that makes people say, “Hey, what is that thing?”  Most every sailor around the Pacific Northwest will be…

Reader Refits: Share What You’re Working On!

For the April issue of 48° North, we're asking you — faithful reader — to tell us about the boat refit you've been tackling. Whether it's a new-to-you wooden kayak, a well loved power-cruiser, a classic sailboat, a rowboat…

January Products News

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North.   ICOM M510 VHF A longtime leader in the VHF market, ICOM has recently announced an upgrade from their M506 series to the M510 Class-D DSC…

The Duracell Project

From Ocean Racer to Liveaboard Cruiser, a Legend Lives On This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North. Duracell blasting along under full canvas in the Pan Pacific Race en route to a first…