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…

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,…

Video: Cruiser’s College’s Michael Beemer Talks Boat Design with Bob Perry

Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Department Chair Michael Beemer and Bob Perry discuss the school's Perry-designed project boat. After purchasing the Perry-designed Westsail 39 King's Pride as a teaching tool for…

Product News: September 2020

Trailer Valet RVR The Trailer Valet RVR is a self-motorized and remote-controlled trailer moving system that was created to take the difficulty out of moving your trailer. You can now move your trailer into tight spaces…