Galley Essentials: Spuds in Spitsbergen

The first throwback of Galley Week is one of Amanda's favorite culinary memories... What to do when the officers welcoming you to a remote Norwegian port give you a giant bag of one overstocked ingredients? Magdalene Fjord,…

Galley Essentials Column Wrapping Up After 16 Years

This post kicks off Galley Week, in which we will share a few favorite Galley Essentials from over the years, as well as Amanda's final column in this illustrious series. Help us celebrate Amanda and wish her well! Amanda…

In a Light Swap Meet Season, Marine Thrift Plans for April 24th Event

Clean out your garages, lazarettes, and lockers, the Marine Thrift Swap Meet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24 in Port Townsend. The Swap Meet will be located at 315B Haines Place in the gravel lot across from…

Race Ready Rigging Checklist

As the presenting sponsor of the SARC, PTR Rigging and Spars is committed to serving the racing community, helping increase knowledge and understanding, and improving every sailor’s experience on the water. This article from…

Lessons Learned: Flush With Options, Spring Cruising Starts

By the time the rhodies peak, Puget Sound sailors are deep into plans or actions for spring commissioning and anticipating the sailing season ahead. Here in Mexico, springtime is when crews typically make plans to set sail…

Test and Document Your Boat’s Power System

From the April 2021 48° North Issue. To keep everything working on your summer cruising adventures, spring is the perfect time to learn more about and test your boat's electrical systems. I like to say your boat has two…

An Ode to My Favorite Tool

In Marty McOmber's latest column, he gives props to an indispensable tool that is a jack of all trades aboard.  One of the most important pieces of equipment aboard our boat has proven itself time and time again — so much so…

Tips to Get Your Boat Out of its Winter Slumber

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. One of the fortunate parts of being a boater in the Pacific Northwest is that the waters of the Salish Sea are open for year-round racing and cruising adventures. That said, most…

Editorial: Spring Makes the Sailing Heart Fonder

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Spring boating is abuzz with evident joys. With the change of seasons comes a pervasive sense of excitement for boating’s high season that makes every trip on the water feel like a…

How-To Insulate Your Boat’s Windows

From the April 2021 48° North issue Spring is here, but outside it will still be predominantly cool and wet for a few months. Conversely and unsurprisingly, we would prefer the inside of our boats to be as warm and dry as…