[Rhodes22-list] New Rhodes owners in Omaha

Rod Ellner rodellner at mac.com
Mon Dec 20 23:00:29 EST 2021


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> On Dec 19, 2021, at 10:40 PM, dlwelchne--- via Rhodes22-list <rhodes22-list at rhodes22.org> 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 Knot at Work (to be renamed)

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