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John

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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  • George Woodward Jul 22, 2012, 4:33 am

    John
    Is the black applicator a Plexus product? Plexus UK deny all knowledge of a smaller applicator, only suggesting the large two cartridge dispenser.
    What grade of Plexus do you find suitable for general use?
    Thanks
    George

  • George Woodward Jul 22, 2012, 4:51 pm

    John

    Were you able to buy Plexus in the small black applicator shown? Or is that another product? Which version of Plexus do you use?
    Thanks
    George

    • John Jul 23, 2012, 6:02 pm

      Hi George,

      Yes, I am able to buy Plexus in the small tube as shown at out home boat yard, Billings Diesel and Marine. Plexus is not generally available retail, but if you check on the Plexus site you will find advice on which type to use and sources. As I understand it, the main difference between types is cure time. The stuff in the black tubes starts to cure in about five minutes and is hard in an hour.

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