[Rhodes22-list] New Rhodes owners in Omaha
chrisgeankoplis at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 17:05:15 EST 2021
Welcome to the list. You will love your boat! Lots of fun planning over
On Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 10:43 AM Peter Nyberg <peter at sunnybeeches.com>
> 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 &
> > Shumaker of the Lake Manawa Sailing Association in Iowa.
> > When I picked up my first very used cruiser (Helsen 20), Lake Manawa
> > was that you shouldn’t drop anchor. Yet the Iowa DNR manual and DNR
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > & trailer. So my wife is now driving a loaded one owner Toyota
> > 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
> > Work</a> (to be renamed)
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