Category: Throwback Thursday

TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel “For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned back into a real ship. Away from the shore for one last voyage – despite the peeling paint, the rotting wood, the separated stem, even without her tall masts – she...

TBT#: Winter Cruising

From the February 2008 issue of 48° North by Migael Scherer Most pleasure boats spend a third of the year idle at the dock, neglected orphans from January through March. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sure, the days are shorter, colder, often wetter. But the waters are also emptier,...

TBT#: Joys of Winter Cruising

From the February 1987 issue of 48° North by Frances Barkan At this time of the year, we’re just waiting for spring. The days are getting longer, but it’s still chilly and rain falls almost continuously. Sailing seems out of the questions, but we’re growing impatient. When will we be...

#TBT: Winterizing Tips

From the November 2009 issue of 48° North by Mike Huston   Winter is on its way and it is time to get our boats ready to withstand the hardships that come with it. These hardships come in several forms: Cold Freezing conditions can split water pipes or tanks. Mildew Loves...