How to Make a Mainsail Cover Boom Tent

Editor's Note: The contents of this post serve two purposes. What you find below is something we at 48° North believe will be genuinely interesting and helpful to our community of readers. Yet, we want to be clear up front,…

A Personal Apology from Managing Editor, Joe Cline

A personal apology from 48° North Managing Editor, Joe Cline: I am here with cap-in-hand to admit, and apologize for, my error in judgment. As we built towards our press date on the April issue, the world was in an…

What’s going on with Yahtzee and crew?

First and foremost, I'm hoping that all the Rolling with Yahtzee readers out there are healthy and trying to remain positive in light of COVID-19 and its ripple affects across the world. Our thoughts are with you all while…

The South Pacific is closed

In the wild elasticity of time since Coronavirus shadows began gathering, although it feels like an age since we canceled plans for the South Pacific – it’s barely been a week. Since February we’ve been in prepare /…

Upgrade your boat from home: Splice Dyneema soft shackles

One of the most productive things you can do for your boat while self isolating and social distancing is to learn something new. Fortunately, YouTube is full of tutorials for the modern sailor to add tricks to their bag of…

Adding a Cell Booster to Your Boat

From the March, 2020 issue of 48° North... Staying connected while you’re out on the water can be important for cruisers who work remotely or simply want to browse their Instagram feed; and one of the easiest ways to do that…

Living Aboard a Boat is One of the Best Things You Can Do For The Environment

Recently we’ve seen a lot of “greenwashing” – companies advertising they’re doing good for the environment when they’re really just interested in selling their product more. These companies are capitalizing on the concerns…

Looking for laughter and inspiration in these trying times? Watch this.

Sitting at home or on your boat and looking for something to watch? This is one of my favorite sailing documentaries, which follows the life of a charismatic sailor and his unconventional voyage around the globe. A must see…

Please Stay Home – We’ll Send 48° North Directly to You

There's Still Time To Subscribe and Have the Upcoming April Issue Sent Directly to You! Click here to Subscribe Now First and foremost, I want all our readers to know that the crew of 48° North is thinking about you as we…

A sporty day on the water for Snowbird Series Race 4

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club Race Chair, Ben Lobaugh, checks in with a report from last weekend's Snowbird Series race... Tough conditions greet racers for conclusion of Shilshole Bay Yacht Club's Snowbird Series Saturday was an…