Are You Ready For Alaska?

Your Boat, Your Skills, Your Expectations The article below, written by Mike Huston, was published in the September 2015 issue of 48° North. After our recent Alaska themed issue, we decided it was a good idea to share it…

Video: Packing and provisioning for extended NW cruising

As winter finds its way into the Pacific Northwest, many boaters start to dream about voyages to come. Whether it's a few days enjoying the San Juan Islands, a few weeks cruising through BC or a summer sojourn to Alaska,…

No fridge, no problem for 'Caro Babbo'

Thanks to John Juliano aboard SV Caro Babbo for this piece on going with out refrigeration while cruising. "They cheat. They have a freezer," Jennifer said with surprise and betrayal. She was reading an article about…

#TBT: Do You Speak My Language?

From the March 2006 issue of 48° North by Diana Jessie It was an unusual occurrence when 35 would-be cruisers gathered in a west coast yacht club to tackle a subject not listed in many cruising books: Spanish. If you lived…

Video: Tips for clearing US Customs by boat in Washington and Alaska

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on clearing customs in Washington and Alaska.