Setting Sail 2019: A Guide for the Sail Curious

Greetings, future sailors! Thank you for picking up this booklet and taking the first steps on your adventure into the fun and rewarding world of sailing. The goal of this guide is to help answer the question: How do I get…

#TBT: Aliens Have Moved Aboard Our Boat

From the September 2005 issue of 48° North by Larry Eifert While we were gone for a month, transients moved aboard our boat. No kidding! And we’re not talking just about an overnight party, but a flighty couple looking for…

#TBT: Keeping Your Marriage Afloat

From the March 2008 issue of 48° North by Becky Coffield "I now pronounce you Man and Wife... and Boat." Two things people should know: Gentlemen, don’t try to come between a woman and her horse. You’re always going to be…

BoatUS Spring Commissioning Checklist

Our friends at BoatUS have compiled a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right. Although a yearly haul-out is not necessary, at a minimum you could ask your diver to check your anodes and prop…

The Right Price: Learning About Sailing and Life on Vashon

This article, by Mark Mosley, with illustrations by his brother, Rob Mosley, originally appeared in the the November 2017 issue of 48° North. Rob and I grew up with our parents in a modest house on the rocky stretch of…

Gennie and Jarod: A Sailing Couple Finds Their Boat

This article, by Becca Guillote, was originally published in the November 2017 issue of 48° North. Photos by her co-captain, John Guillote. The sun was doing its best to suppress the October chill as we motored across a…

#TBT: Getting the Most When Selling Your Boat

Getting the Most When Selling Your Boat or… The White Glove Approach to Selling Your Boat by Ronald Riggs   Whether you want to move up, move down, or move out, sooner or later you will come to that second happiest day…