Unicorns and Dragons: Confessions of an Amateur Weather Router

Lessons Learned Cruising: Jamie Gifford shares his experience helping east coast cruisers with weather routing On this day, I have two boats galloping north at 10 knots. The sailing is nice, boosted by 3 knots of Gulf Stream…

Love Thy Diesel: Part 2

PART 2: REGULAR, LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST From the June 2019 issue of 48° North. Last month, we discussed how and why to go through a thorough checklist before starting up your boat’s diesel engine each day. This…

Learning to Fly

Stories of Going from Sailor to Foiler From the April 2019 48° North issue For many of us, sailing is about constant learning. We learn trim, navigation, systems, storm tactics, provisioning, and, above all, seamanship.…

Love Thy Diesel

PART 1: A PROPER PRE-START CHECKLIST From the May, 2019 issue of 48° North. Whether it is the main engine or a generator, any engine has a checklist of things to go over in the course of normal operation, as well as regular…

Q&A: 5 Questions with John and Amanda Neal on their New PNW Exclusive Classes

Mahina Expeditions Offering New Ocean Cruising Courses Based Out of Bellingham 48° North readers know may know Amanda Swan Neal best as the author of the well-loved Galley Essentials column, but many will certainly be aware…

Managing Mal de Mer

Seasickness Prevention and Treatment Tips from a Doctor Who is Also an Avid Sailor From the July, 2019 issue of 48° North. If you happen to be one of the few lucky mariners who has weathered storms and violent sea states in…

Portage Pram Build: Stream Now!

Thanks for watching the Portage Pram live stream! As part of the Northwest Maritime Center’s array of maritime classes and programs, they live streamed a Portage Pram build. This class has ended and the videos are no…

Creating a Culture of Safety, A Skipper’s Responsibility

Essential safe-boating recommendations established by the Cruising Club of America’s Safety & Seamanship Committee The Cruising Club of America recently published guidance entitled “Creating a Culture of Safety: The…

Trivia for May – Wild Sea Life

Our Trivia Column for May is All About Unusual Sea Life Cannibals Some sharks feed exclusively on smaller sharks, including members of their own species. Lobsters, crabs, octopus, skipjack tuna, and many other marine species…

Galley Essentials: Fresh Provisions from Bush to Bustling Santo

Inspired by her cruising and cultural experiences around Vanuatu, culinary columnist and acclaimed offshore instructor, Amanda Swan-Neal, provides delicious papaya and fish recipes, along with a tutorial on making kimchi.…