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…

Tech Talk with SeaBits: The Benefits of Drones on Boats

I’ve been flying quadcopters, more commonly now called drones, for over 10 years. Early on they were more of a fun hobby to build and fly, and less about quality pictures and video. In the last few years, that has completely…

December Products News

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. Wichard MXEvo With over 100 years of manufacturing experience, Wichard’s marine products are continuously evolving in function, strength, and…

RAVEN Takes Flight: Breathing New Life into an 88-year-old Motorsailer

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. RAVEN under sail with the original rig and canvas. I thought I was done with old-boat restoration. But three years ago this month, while living…

November Products News

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North   » SealSkinz Waterproof Socks Sailors can agree there’s nothing worse than wet, cold feet when you’re on water — which can lead to numb…