[Rhodes22-list] New Rhodes owners in Omaha

Peter Nyberg peter at sunnybeeches.com
Mon Dec 20 11:43:34 EST 2021


Congratulations on your new boat (and your excellent taste in boats), and welcome to the list.

Peter Nyberg
Coventry, CT
s/v Silverheels (1988/2016)

> On 2021-12-20, at 00:40:12 EST, dlwelchne at yahoo.com wrote:
> All,
> What a pleasure to join this group. We are members with Jesse & Corrie 
> Shumaker of the Lake Manawa Sailing Association in Iowa. 
> When I picked up my first very used cruiser (Helsen 20), Lake Manawa folklore 
> was that you shouldn’t drop anchor. Yet the Iowa DNR manual and DNR staff 
> affirmed you could. So I replaced the anchor light, got the boat equipped, and 
> started anchoring out. (bit.ly/dropping_anchor_deck) Others followed. 
> Paula and I were were impressed with Jesse’s Rhodes 22 research and thought why 
> bother reinventing the wheel? My wife is into the furling jib and main. As for 
> me, a little dry ice, a massive lazarette, an outboard with an alternator, and 
> my professional work that can be done entirely remotely. The imagination runs 
> wild. 
> My first mistake was telling Jesse in the fall that we had decided to upgrade to 
> the Rhodes in the 2022 sailing season. A couple weeks after that Ken and Ruth 
> Bates—Portage, Michigan—put their 1986 Rhodes on the market, Jesse alerted me (I 
> probably don’t need to tell you the guy’s a trouble maker). I immediately got on 
> the phone with the Bates, and was on the road within hours for the 2K round trip 
> drive. I came back with the boat and new friends. 
> Of course our 250K Honda Oddysey was short 1K towing weight for a loaded Rhodes 
> & trailer. So my wife is now driving a loaded one owner Toyota Highlander 
> with 50K miles. That was the first of the presents we’ll be giving the boat all 
> winter and by far the most expensive. 
> Merry Christmas to you all.
> Dave - s/v <a href="http://rhodes22.org/mailman/listinfo/rhodes22-list">Knot at 
> Work</a> (to be renamed) 

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