Phyllis chisels off the wooden eyebrow of aluminum expedition sailboat Morgan’s Cloud using a 5lb maul.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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  • David B. Zaharik Jan 9, 2018, 12:17 pm

    “If you do have a lot of wood to varnish, I can give you a 100% guaranteed tip to make it easier.”

    Bah ha hah hah… John you kill me! Very humorous.

    There is a Cherubini 44 on the dock here in Point Roberts… stunningly beautiful… but for the life of me, it is a work in constant progress… The former fireman is using all his skills in cleaning=, washing and waxing firetrucks for years to a new level… I’ll take the Boreal any day. (Its actually less expensive!)

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