A Very Dinghy Christmas

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.  In…

Jingle Sails

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.…

Finding Our Happy Place: Reflection on the First Year of Boat Ownership

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. A predictable, and predictably daunting, part of boat ownership — haulout. Sailing means something different to everyone — from sunny days in a…

Tech Talk with SeaBits: Working Remotely from the Boat

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North Working remotely from a boat has been around for a long time, but in the last few years has become very popular. Technology has continued to…

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…

48° North Gift Guide 2021

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North Welcome to this year’s Gift Guide. Putting this together, we try to think about the kinds of boaty gifts we might be putting on our wishlists and…

The Big Voyage of Tinyboatsessions: Songs, Small Boats & the Sea

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North The spring flow of the Badua’t/Mad River in Northern California was a chorus of ripples. Next to it was a rocky pond temporarily separated from…

Witches Rule the Water

Taking in the scene at Portland's annual spooky SUP Witch Paddle. After a week of unrelenting rain, I woke up to a sunny Saturday that felt too good to be true: clear blue skies, scarlet and gold leaves dancing in a fresh…

With a Little Help from Our Friends

This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue of 48° North.  After I retired from teaching, my wife and I moved to Tacoma to be closer to our son and escape the wildfires of Northern California. As we spent…

#TBT: Revisiting a Legend — R.M. “Tolly” Tollefson

Ten years after the passing of this iconic Pacific Northwest boat designer and builder, we're happy to share this story written by Deborah Bach for his 100th birthday. He is one of the Northwest’s most enduring and prolific…