48 North Articles

Alex and Jack have been writing monthly articles for 48 North magazine since 2011. This fantastic wealth of knowledge is listed here for your reference and enjoyment.

They are listed in order of publication, if you are looking for a particular topic, we suggest using the ctrl + F quick key function to do a word search.

Happy Boating!

01 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2011 – Keeping the Bilge Dry – Installing Automatic Bilge Pumps

02 48° North Sailing Magazine – February 2011 – Even Dryer Bilges

03 48° North Sailing Magazine – March 2011 – The Secret Lives of Hose Clamps

04 48° North Sailing Magazine – April 2011– Installing Winches

05 48° North Sailing Magazine – May 2011– Propane Systems – Installation and Safety

06 48° North Sailing Magazine – June 2011 – Propane Systems – Component Selection

07 48° North Sailing Magazine – July 2011 – Check that Rigging!

08 48° North Sailing Magazine – August 2011 – Electrical – Tips about Wiring, Marine Crimping and more…

09 48° North Sailing Magazine – September 2011 – Electrical – Protections

10 48° North Sailing Magazine – October 2011 – Battery Charger Selection and Mounting

11 48° North Sailing Magazine – November 2011 – Winterizing your Boat

12 48° North Sailing Magazine – December 2011 – Eliminating Dripping Hatches

13 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2012 – What’s the Best Heating System for your Boat?

14 48° North Sailing Magazine – February 2012 – Gear that is Not Only Useful, but Can Also Save you Money

15 48° North Sailing Magazine – March 2012 – “Spills Aren’t Slick” – Avoiding Spills

16 48° North Sailing Magazine – April 2012 – Maintaining Your Pressure Water System

17 48° North Sailing Magazine – May 2012 – Fasteners – Nuts, Bolts, Screws….   What’s what, and what they are for

18 48° North Sailing Magazine – June 2012 – Installing Lazy Jacks

19 48° North Sailing Magazine – July 2012 – Every Pole in Its Place – Securing Man Overboard Poles

20 48° North Sailing Magazine – August 2012 – Controlling the Control Line – Furling Systems

21 48° North Sailing Magazine – September 2012 – Getting Some Fresh Air – Vent Options

22 48° North Sailing Magazine – October 2012 – Which Wood?

23 48° North Sailing Magazine – November 2012 – Baring Your Bottom – Stripping Down to Bare Hull

24 48° North Sailing Magazine – December 2012 – Plugging the Holes – Tricks to creating and using wooden plugs

25 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2013 – Giving a New Boat the Once Over

26 48° North Sailing Magazine – February 2013 – When is a Line a Lifeline?

27 48° North Sailing Magazine – March 2013 – Mounting Hardware on Your Mast or Boom

28 48° North Sailing Magazine – April 2013 – Winch Maintenance

29 48° North Sailing Magazine – May 2013 – Get Your Rigging Running

30 48° North Sailing Magazine – June 2013 – Mast Tuning

31 48° North Sailing Magazine – July 2013 – Rigging a Spinnaker Pole

32 48° North Sailing Magazine – August 2013 – Anchoring Bits and Bobs

33 48° North Sailing Magazine – September 2013 – Making Shorthanded Sailing Easier

34 48° North Sailing Magazine – October 2013 – Shortening Sailing – Setting up for Easy Reefing

35 48° North Sailing Magazine – November 2013 – Installing an Anchor Wash-Down System

36 48° North Sailing Magazine – December 2013 – Navigation Lights

37 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2014 – Mainsail Outhaul

38 48° North Sailing Magazine – February 2014 – Stern Stuff – Anchors and more

39 48° North Sailing Magazine – March 2014 – Know Your Anodes

40 48° North Sailing Magazine – April 2014 – Are We Bonded Or Not?

41 48° North Sailing Magazine – May 2014 – Water, Water, Everywhere… But is it Safe to Drink?

42 48° North Sailing Magazine – June 2014 – Installing a Chain Stopper (Chain Pawl)

43 48° North Sailing Magazine – July 2014 – Gelcoat Repair

44 48° North Sailing Magazine – August 2014 – Replacing the Impeller on Your Raw Water Pump

45 48° North Sailing Magazine – September 2014 – Dock or Docking Lines

46 48° North Sailing Magazine – October 2014 – Shaft Seals Part I – Drip, drip, or drip not?

47 48° North Sailing Magazine – November 2104 – Shaft Seals Part II – Dripless, or drip less?

48 48° North Sailing Magazine – December 2014 – Light it Up! Decorate Your Boat for the Holidays

49 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2015 – A Bridge Too Close – How to Transit Lift Bridges

50 48° North Sailing Magazine – February 2015 – Blisters, Bubbles and Bumps – Gelcoat

51 48° North Sailing Magazine – March 2015 – Man Overboard!

52 48° North Sailing Magazine – April 2015 – How To: Charter Like a Pro

53 48° North Sailing Magazine – May 2015 – How To: Stay in Charge – Using the Right Batteries

54 48° North Sailing Magazine – June 2015 – The Ins and Outs – Thru Hulls and Seacocks

55 48° North Sailing Magazine – July 2015 – Get a Grip! How to redo your Non Skid

56 48° North Sailing Magazine – August 2015 – Fenders are Our Friends

57 48° North Sailing Magazine – September 2015 – Choosing and Using Cruising Spinnakers

58 48° North Sailing Magazine – October 2015 – Convert From Diesel to Electric – Part 1

59 48° North Sailing Magazine – November 2015 – Convert From Diesel to Electric – Part 2

60 48° North Sailing Magazine – December 2015 – Use Shore Power Safely

61 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2016 – Getting High Tech with Line

62 48° North Sailing Magazine – February 2016 – Stay Connected – NMEA 2000 Networks

63 48° North Sailing Magazine – March 2016 – Springtime Pre Season Check

64 48° North Sailing Magazine – April 2016 – Do a Dirty, but Worth Job – Install a Marine Head

65 48° North Sailing Magazine – May 2016 – Adjustable Backstays

66 48° North Sailing Magazine – June 2016 – Replacing Your Standing Rigging

67 48° North Sailing Magazine – July 2016 – Unstep and Step Your Mast

68 48° North Sailing Magazine – August 2016 – Install Marine Refrigeration

69 48° North Sailing Magazine – September 2016 – End of Summer Varnishing

70 48° North Sailing Magazine – October 2016 – Find and Stop Your Leaks

71 48° North Sailing Magazine – November 2016 – Understanding Alternative Energy Sources

72 48° North Sailing Magazine – December 2016 – Budget Shore Power Safely and Economically

73 48° North Sailing Magazine – January 2017 – Cruise Without Anxiety on a Generator Supported Electric Boat

74 48° North Sailing Magazine -february-2017 – Put Holes in Your Boat, the Right Way!

75 48° North Sailing Magazine -march-2017 – Keep Your Bunk Dry

76 48° North Sailing Magazine -april-2017 – Install a Windlass

77 48° North Sailing Magazine may-2017 – How to Make Your Topsides Shine

78 48° North Sailing Magazine -june-2017 – Choose, Install, and Use a Roller Furler

79 48° North Sailing Magazine -July-2017 – Convert to a Low Friction Mainsail Hoist System