First is a list of the Most Requested Articles from past issues. It is based on requests received from visitors to the website who are looking for articles they remember.

FROM: Aug 1997   Interdenominational Boat Denaming Ceremony by John Vigor
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FROM: January 1999   The Green Flash by William Galvani
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FROM: March 1999   Checking the Basics of the Atomic 4 Engine by Tom Averna
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FROM: February 1997   Selecting a Cruising Boat, Part I by John Neal
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FROM: March 1997   Selecting a Cruising Boat, Part II by John Neal


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Below is our archive of articles previous to Interactive Issues.
February
2009
  • Dinghies
  • Marina Parks of Middle Puget Sound
  • Editorial Getting Ready for the Sailing Season
  • Letters Letters from Our Readers
  • January
    2009
  • Rosario ~ Update on the Resort
  • Top 25 Boats of 2008
  • Featured Boats at the Show
  • Editorial Boat Show Dreams ~ Time to go green with the original hybrids.
  • Letters Letters from Our Readers
  • December
    2008
  • O' Come Ye to the Marina
  • North to the Broughtons
  • Editorial Mother Nature’s Yearly Gift to Sailors
  • Letters Letters from Our Readers
  • November
    2008
  • "Morning Light" Not Just for Sailors
  • Tinker Toys-It’s a tinkering obsession
  • Keeping Your Marriage Afloat
  • Editorial New Boats and Crab Cakes ~ Annapolis
  • Letters Letters from Our Readers
  • October
    2008
  • Ocacle Takes Flight
  • Transition - Personal Vistas
  • Rescue Me - USCG Response Explained
  • Editorial Three Weeks in September
  • Letters Letters from Our Readers
  • September
    2008
  • The Flock Turns 50 Thunderbirds celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
  • 48° North’s Top 25 Midterms - A peek at the standings so far.
  • Knockdown! Cruisers help jury-rig damaged boat for 400 mile South Pacific trek.
  • Editorial "Warm and Fuzy Without the Fleece"
  • Letters from our readers
  • August
    2008
  • What Are The Odds...time we had a good trip
  • A Geriatric Dreamboat - Senior sailors
  • What, Why and How of a Yacht Rendezvous
  • Editorial It's not about the program, it's about the deal
  • Letters from our readers
  • July
    2008
  • A Lot of Bull (For a Ferry)
  • Swiftsure Classic 2008
  • WA State Boater Ed Card
  • Test Sail: Laser SB3
  • Editorial Going Nowhere Fast
  • Letters from our readers
  • June
    2008
  • N.O.O.D. Regatta
  • Locking Through the Smart Way
  • 2008 Boat Reporting Requirements
  • Editorial It Hurts So Good to be in the NOOD
  • Letters from our readers
  • May
    2008
  • Rard Family Adventure Update
  • The Gimbaled Helmsman
  • Boat Review - Najad 355 Strong and Lively
  • Editorial Cool Heads and Cooperation Keep Us Racing
  • Letters from our readers
  • April
    2008
  • 48° North Charter Guide for 2008
  • Serious Fun at the St. Martin Heineken Regatta
  • Quick Tour of San Juan Islands State Parks
  • Test Sail - J122
  • Editorial Lots of Wonderful Evening Sails Ahead
  • Letters from our readers
  • March
    2008
  • Still Cruisin' after all these years
  • The More Wind the Better!
  • 2008 Sailing School Directory
  • Editorial Can 'You' Get Away from It All?
  • Letters from our readers
  • February
    2008
  • Things You Should Not Leave Home Without
  • Shakedown - How would we all get along sailing down the coast?
  • Ask the Surveryor: Stantions and Lifelines
  • Editorial A Meeting That Bears Repeating
  • Letters from our readers
  • January
    2008
  • Top 25 Sailboats for 2007
  • Robert Perry ~ Yacht Designer
  • Sailing on the Wings of Skybird
  • Rollover and Rescue
  • Editorial 2008 Off to a Fast Start
  • Letters from our readers
  • December
    2007
  • Fleetwood’s Circumnavigation - Around the world before 80 years.
  • End the Year with a Splash - Poulsbo and Gig Harbor, ideal for a New Year’s cruise.
  • Ask the Surveyor - Sometimes the simplest problems are the hardest to find.
  • Editorial Sailing – a Little Fleece for the Soul
  • Letters from our readers
  • November
    2007
  • Finding My Perfect Boat – I had my list of requirements for my perfect boat.
  • A Little Local Difficulty - The boats were stuck in a war zone
  • Editorial It’s Time for Winter Sailing
  • Letters from our readers
  • October
    2007
  • Hewitt Jackson 1914 – 2007 - Sailor, historian, artist
  • Temperature Control - Our cabin climate is either artic or tropical
  • Test Sail: Harbor 25 - A quick, yet civilized boat
  • Editorial "We need someone to..." Join in, it’s all part of the fun.
  • Letters from our readers
  • September
    2007
  • La Paz Fairy Tale- Cruisers keep sailor’s dream afloat after his boat burns
  • Voyage of the Mighty Ty-len-Al - A little green sloop that gave so much to so many
  • Editorial Sailing Through Another Year
  • Letters from our readers
  • August
    2007
  • Top 10 Reasons for Sailing Lessons
  • Market to Market Sailing in San Juans
  • Editorial If It Ain’t Broke – Mess With It
  • Letters from our readers
  • July
    2007
  • Blame It All on National Geographic
  • Top 25 Midseason Report
  • Sechelt Inlet, Gunnar Gjerdin and the Heritage Tree
  • Editorial Cruisers on the Race Course
  • Letters from our readers
  • June
    2007
  • Relaxing options for Starting North
  • The Lonely Little Sea Slugs
  • Editorial Every Boat is a Platform for Adventure
  • Letters from our readers
  • May
    2007
  • Swiftsure Communications – End of an Era
  • Test Sail: Delphia 40 ~ A solid cruiser without the "fancy" price tag
  • Cruising to Baranof - Hot springs and whales and bears – oh my!
  • Editorial "Oh My God, We’re Sailing Trekkies!"
  • Letters from our readers
  • April
    2007
  • Away From It All ~ 48° North 2007 Charter Guide to Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alaska
  • "Are You Kidding? Just Look Around!" A sail through the San Juans is a feast for the senses
  • Test Sail: Saga 409 ~ A modern design with experienced details
  • A Spring Ritual ~ Justification, disguising and hiding the cost of repairs
  • Editorial It's That Time of Year Again
  • Letters from our readers
  • March
    2007
  • Close Encounters of the Wild Kind
  • Trincomali Tempest—Lightning
  • Sailing Schools of the Northwest—2007
  • Editorial Putting the "Whee" in Sailing Simulators
  • Letters from our readers
  • February
    2007
  • “Were you ever in a storm?" Sailing 10,000 miles changes your perspective.
  • Bat-wings, Inflatable Battens and Lots of Roach - Jonathan and Charlie McKee preview the next AC.
  • Editorial This Too Shall Pass – Deal With It
  • Letters from our readers
  • January
    2007
  • “Declaration of Independence” captures the #1 spot on the 48° North/Harken Top 25 list.
  • Realistic Cruising: So You Don’t Want to Varnish? A do-it-yourself solution.
  • Man ‘O Man ‘O War! Jellyfish need a lot of meat tenderizer.
  • Editorial Back to Basics ~ “D of I” Does It Again
  • Letters from our readers
  • December
    2006
  • Test Sail Outbound 44
  • Inspirations and Challenges of Christmas Ship Parade
  • Editorial The Invisible Gift The Racers Will Never Know
  • Letters from our readers
  • November
    2006
  • An Old Favorite – A New Favorite - Sucia still a wonder and Blaine a delightful surprise
  • Gunkholing Around Bainbridge Island
  • Editorial A Necktie for the Boat? Contest for sailors
  • Letters from our readers
  • October
    2006
  • The Rard Family Ocean Adventure
  • Bigger Boats Don't Make Bigger Adventures
  • Editorial Seattleites Love Their Coffeegrinder
  • Letters from our readers
  • September
    2006
  • 48° North Silver Anniversary
  • We Be Windjammin'~ A cruise aboard the four-masted schooner Polynesia
  • North's Top Boats 1984 to 2005
  • Vigor's Interdenominational Boat Denaming Ceremony
  • Editorial 25 Years of Sailing Together
  • Letters from our readers
  • August
    2006
  • Tribute to Charles "Chuck" Streatch
  • Tania Aebi: She’s Been Around
  • Letters from our readers
  • July
    2006
  • Discovering South Sound Treasures - Try something different this year, head south
  • Cruising Bikini Atoll 60 Years After the Bomb - Sailing into some frightening and facinating history
  • Editorial Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone
  • Letters from our readers
  • June
    2006
  • Gunkholing: Nakwakto Rapids - A treacherous gateway to magical cruising grounds
  • A Memorable Crossing - The South Atlantic lives up to its reputation
  • Editorial Make A Decision You Can Live With
  • Letters from our readers
  • May
    2006
  • Best (Worst?) Anchoring Story Winners - Close Call in Puget Cove
  • Best (Worst?) Anchoring Story Winners - Seeking Shelter at the Island of Death
  • Sail Test: Sail Test: Halberg-Rassy 342
  • Editorial Beware of Frustration Escalation
  • Letters from our readers
  • April
    2006
  • Away From It All-48° North's 2006 Charter Guide to the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alaska
  • Sail Test: Tayana 48 Pilothouse
  • Editorial Don't Worry, You'll Laugh Later
  • Letters from our readers
  • March
    2006
  • Tragic racing accident claims the life of Scott Peck
  • Goodbye Marianna, Hello C'est la Vie
  • Editorial Waving the Flag
  • Letters from our readers
  • February
    2006
  • Local Sailor/Designer Paul Bieker Heads Oracle Structures Team
  • Kopachuck and Cutts Island
  • Editorial Top Sailors, Seahawks, Sea Stories and Swaps
  • Letters from our readers
  • January
    2006
  • 48° North's Top 25 Sailboats for 2005
  • "Stop, gawdammit!" - so much for headphones technology
  • Quartermaster Harbor - Docton, Burton, Portage
  • Editorial 2006 Already Running Downwind
  • Letters from our readers
  • December
    2005
  • More Than I Bargained For - It was a good time to try some heavy wind sailing
  • 48° North Test Sail - Dufour 40 Combining style and function
  • Editorial Best of Both Worlds - Important Boat Show Announcement
  • Letters from our readers
  • November
    2005
  • My First Boat - Building seemed easy, one end had to be pointy
  • Lin and Larry Pardey - The venerable cruising couple is still having fun
  • Editorial Sailors Are Always Looking for Excuses
  • Letters from our readers
  • October
    2005
  • Gary Jobson, Back at the Helm
  • Narvaez Bay - Nothing is what's good about this marine park
  • Editorial Now That was Fun!
  • Letters from our readers
  • September
    2005
  • 48° North Test Sail: Vanguard Nomad -- The whole family can enjoy this lively 17-footer.
  • Cruising in Croatia -- Port Ludlow Yacht Club members head to the Med
  • Editorial "Grind It!" at the In the Water Boat Show
  • Letters from our readers
  • August
    2005
  • Planning Five Days in the San Juans - Some of the favorite spots for a quick tour of the islands
  • You Don't Have to Yell at Me! Operational Communications on a boat
  • Editorial Mind Set More of a Sail Set
  • Letters from our readers
  • July
    2005
  • Sail Sand Point—for Sailors of Any Age. Youth and adult lessons create happy, confident sailors
  • Darwin's Passage—BC sailors work for the fragile ecosystem of Cape Horn
  • Editorial MANDATORY Boater Education Now Law
  • Letters from our readers
  • June
    2005
  • Seafire-Ready to Roam: The Dyer's are ready to take the left out of Juan de Fuca
  • 48° North Test Sail - The Rocket 22
  • Editorial Are You a Trusted Traveler? Re-entering the U.S. by phone
  • Letters from our readers
  • May
    2005
  • The Kindest Coast: Sailing the Inside Passage
  • The Duck Chronicles: Surviving Southern Straits
  • Editorial Steer Clear
  • Letters from our readers
  • April
    2005
  • A 23 Day Cruise with 22 Stops - San Juans and Gulf Islands
  • 48° North Test Sail: The J/100
  • Editorial Steer Clear
  • Letters from our readers
  • March
    2005
  • Cruising with Friends in the South Sound
  • The Worry Watch
  • Editorial It's Still About Perspective
  • Letters from our readers
  • February
    2005
  • The Top 20 Boats of Puget Sound - Can-Am Top 5 for 2004
  • Tsunami Report
  • Editorial The Annual Winter Gathering
  • Letters from our readers
  • January
    2005
  • Sailing Schools of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia--2005
  • We Really SHOULD Reef
  • Sailing Lake Pend Oreille -- Cool, clear water and long stretches of wild shoreline
  • Editorial Memories of Summer Story Contest, And the winner is...
  • Letters from our readers
  • ...return to 48° North title page.