Our 1989 Rhodes 19 keel boat and trailer are for sale

Priced to sell and will consider a good offer. It is a wonderful, family day sailer that can be enjoyed for recreational sailing or rigged for competitive racing. The hull and topsides are in very good condition. The keel is also in good shape…a racer will want to spend time sanding and fairing. The rub rail is intact with no mold. The bright work is sanded and oiled and looks very pretty. The chain plates, shrouds and spars are all in good shape. The boat comes with one set of Doyle sails in excellent condition. There is no spinnaker. The rudder and tiller are mahogany and replaced last year–purchased from Stuart Marine. We have a cockpit cover that is new (blue canvas)–but needs fastenings on the deck to be added to tether it down. The trailer is functional but not great for long trips on the highway–it has a nice pressure treated wooden cradle for winter storage bolted to the trailer. Super deal on this boat at this point…eager to sell before winter. Please call for any other specific questions. The boat can be viewed at Squeteague Sailmakers boat yard in Cataumet, MA.

For Sale and ready to win in 2015! Rhodes 19 O\’Day Sail# 1228

Excellent

racing condition. Fixed keel reset; keel, hull and rudder faired by Chris
Small in 2011. Mast and king plank renovated and mast tuned by Harvey
Rigging in same year. Very competitive boat, East Coasts in 2011 when she
placed 8th. Galvanized Triad trailer also in top condition. Two mainsails,
two jibes and a spinnaker in good condition, Rudder cover; full safety gear,
anchor lines and more. Located in Marblehead asking $10,500. Contact:
rhoguet@gmail.com, tel:617-283-6811 (mobile).

For sale Oday Rhodes 19 keel #2463 (REDUCED $8000)

Fully optimised for racing. Minimum weight, ribs done, gelcoat bottom, Keel faired, Rudder by Phils Foils Stern traveler, fully adjustable jib leads, Fracolater,Twings – plus much more New Doyle Sails for 2014 Nationals. New white gelcot 2014 . Cradleride trailer with storage box & spare.
Proven fast boat with many high finishes in nationals and 1st overall ECC. Lying SEMA Will deliver east coast. Ask 8,000 Call 508 642 0584 or email wileymcrockett@gmail.com

Looking for Mainsail

i’m looking for a mainsail, I own #64 1960 Rhodes 19 and #1509 a 1967 Rhodes 19 both centerboard boats. I sail on the great south bay. Sayville L.I.

geoffrey baldanza
yankeeracehorse@aol.com
11 vine street
centereach, NY 11720
631-921-8189

2005 Rhodes 19 C/B Sailboat by Stuart Marine

Cobalt blue with many upgrades, including Danforth anchor chocks, mooring cleat & double chock kit,tiller extension, light & battery box kit, outboard bracket, fire extinguisher & bracket, gusher bilge pump kit, plastic drain plug, boom vang kit,block action outhaul kit, topping lift kit, headsail reefer/furler kit, spreader boots, boom/cockpit tent, USCG safety pack, and swim ladder.
Main Sail in very good condition and New Jib ( used once). Trailer (swivel tongue jack, galvanized) and Yamaha 4 horsepower 4 stroke included.  Located Charleston Rhode Island

Contact Linda at 914-804-6286 or lindateneyck@gmail.com

Sails For Sale

Rhodes 19 mains and jibs for sail. Various sailmakers, and all are well used but quite serviceable. Mainsails are $100, jibs are $60 plus shipping. Discounts for multiple sets. Contact Marty Vernick, martinvernick@gmail.com, 912-441-0524

1978 R19. Sail # 3128. Located in Mobile Alabama

Equipped with 3 suits of sails, 1 cruising set with a loose footed main, 1 practice set 2 years old in good condition, 1 racing set, 1 year old.

2 Spinnakers, 1 class and one cruising both by Doyle.

One stock mahogany rudder for messing about, one glass and foam racing rudder with travel bag. Keel was removed, blasted faired and epoxied and reinstalled per class regulations by Fiber Plastics in Mobile. It does have an outboard mount which I do use with my 2hp Honda for those longer trips.

Road worthy trailer.
I have over 9k in this boat, asking $7,000.00. will deliver for a negotiated fee if need be.

Contact Doug @ 251-554-0450.

Mike Rouzee

Mike Rouzee, Captain Fleet 49–Savannah, GA
A Firm, Yare Hand at The Helm

by Fred Brehob

In establishing a sailing program for a mature, sophisticated group you pay attention to values. Mike Rouzee, founder – captain of our latest fleet, #49, at Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia, is ideal for such a task. He devoted his career on Wall Street to defining and optimizing values as Partner and Managing Partner of an Investment Management and Merchant Banking business. As a plus, his sailing experience encompasses over 50 years in one designs, ocean racers and board boats.

rouzee1Small wonder then that after considering a number of other boats, he picked the Rhodes 19. The fleet is sited at The Landings, a private development community on a barrier island located on the Atlantic coastal area least likely to be hit by a tropical storm. They have seven boats that are used frequently by three person crews and they hope to send at least two to the Nationals and to eventually host the event

Mike began sailing in Lima Peru in 1946 where his dad was US Naval Attaché. When the family returned to the US in 1947, he began progressing through Blue Jays, Thistles and Lightnings. During college, Dartmouth ’62, and while subsequently serving with the Marine Corps and establishing himself in business, he reduced sailing to informal catch as catch can outings on sunfish and lasers.

During these years, his challenge and excitement quotas were filled gaining a sound education, serving the Corps at Guantanamo during the Cuban Missile Crisis and charting the intricate course patterns of financial currents.

Fortunately, he had the luck and good taste to encounter and marry in 1963 another sailor, Debbie, who grew up on Long Island in Blue Jays at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. Sometime after establishing his career and starting a two daughter family with her, Mike reanswered the wind’s call. This second visitation was conducted in somewhat larger craft and featured a gratifying measure of success.

He achieved first in class with a second and a third in Marion-Bermuda races and a first in the 1999 Charlestown-Bermuda Race. In addition, Mike has crossed the Atlantic twice, sailed from New England to the British Virgin Islands four times and to the Bahamas twice. His northern most accomplishment is Newfoundland with Guadeloupe for the southern. He is celestially certified and while he still loves sailing, he also enjoys skiing and golf. He has served on the board of several companies and has managed finances for charities, churches and a congresswoman.

In 1998, with daughters well established, a successful, satisfying career history, grandsons and a number of time-demanding outside interests, he retired to enjoy the fruits. This decision was chronicled in the April 13 Barron’sof that year where he likened his investment state in the Market’s volatile late ‘90s to that of a bowman on a Sydney-Hobart racer in 30 knots with flare gun at the ready for an instantaneous incendiary spinnaker douse. In a real sense, his decision was sound as his company was headquartered at tower one of the World Trade Center.

The fleet is pleased with the Rhodes’ value and performance. Immediate goals are attracting more participants and locating three more boats to justify a crane installation.

Dage Legier

The Seamen’s Bethel, a New Bedford, Massachusetts chapel, was built in 1832 by a group of that town’s leading citizens, concerned about the “arduous and licentious” lifestyles of the port’s whaling seamen. Immortalized by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick, the chapel was meant to uplift and comfort mariners in need.

DaveLegierHatIt was more or less effective, but times have changed and if you want to find an institution with results that make the Bethel look like a dim oil lamp flickering in the fog, travel to New Orleans and take in the glories of Chez Legier. Granted, you won’t find any colorful whalers or Gregory Peck spewing hell’s fire and damnation from the pulpit, as he did in the movie. What you will find is much better.

There will be a pack of parched Rhodes competitors with hosts Jane and Dave dispensing massive amounts of food, drink and hospitality. The surroundings, with pool and bordering park, will sooth your soul in ways that most mariners can only imagine. The results are so beneficial that some Yankees return time after time for long stays.

This has been going on since the ’80s’ and for those poor unfortunates who haven‘t felt the joy, host Dave is Dave Legier, Captain of Fleet 7 and Gulf Coast Governor. He began sailing in 1985 or so on Rhodes 19 “SNAFU,” with his brother Bill. An overnight grounded on Cat Island South in the Gulf on a Pearson 32 and the contagious enthusiasm of Fleet Seven’s members cured a brief fling with cruising boats. He purchased SNAFU in 1989 and from there his sailing has followed a predictable learning curve.
There have been two capsizes in thunder squalls, crewing stints with other fleet seven sailors and introductions to the thrills of trailing to distant points. Dave trailed Vitesse, nee SNAFU, to Marblehead in 1996 and 2000 as well as to Hingham in 2001 where he provided post 9/11 return transportation to other New Orleans participants. He won the Don Quixote trophy in 1999 on the Lake.

Dave_and_JaneThe boat‘s name change from a WWII acronym signifying stupid chaos to the French term for quickness in order to inspire those on board is the best clue to Dave’s rounded personality. He is a man of many parts. Growing up in New Orleans he attended its Catholic school system through high school. After obtaining a BS from Southeastern Louisiana University, he worked for six months in Quality Assurance for Shell Oil before being gobbled up in the U.S. Army’s draft.

He survived his two-year obligation, one of which was an infantry assignment with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam and Cambodia. After his discharge, he returned to Shell in Texas, was moved back to New Orleans in 1973 and retired with 30 year’ service in 1998.

Dave’s post retirement years have been filled with creative professional and community service activities beyond Fleet 7. He is developing an historical and architectural tour guide for New Orleans business neighborhoods and conducts two French Quarter tours per month for The Friends of the Cabildo, volunteers for the Louisiana State Museum.

Other volunteer activities include board membership for Girls and Boys Town that maintains four group homes and two shelters for runaway – cast off kids in New Orleans. Dave also serves on the alumni board of his New Orleans high school. During our interview for this profile he was psyching himself for carnival that he celebrates each year by parading with the Krewe of Okeanos, a family oriented float organization, and with a more outrageous collection, Krewe du Vieux that marches in the original Mardis Gras style on foot.

Since 1999, David has been indulging his passion for black and white fine arts photography with classes at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. A subliminal wish to be a veterinarian got lost in Vietnam and because of the economic imperatives after it. Oh well, hosting sailors is close enough.

The goal of continuing Fleet 7’s growth in numbers with enhanced racing and camaraderie is complicated by today’s demanding commitments to work and life complexities. Finding fixer-upper boats for new recruits is a constant challenge. Dave is dedicated to strengthening the Rhodes Gulf Coast Region by enhancing ties between New Orleans and Fairhope’s Fleet 4.

David’s spare time from all of this is spent with wife Jane and their Basset Hound, Duchesse, at their Exposition Boulevard home or roughing it in their Gulf Coast cottage. David feels “truly blessed” with a wonderful, loving family and great friends. If you’re ever lucky enough to spend some time in his gourmet New Orleans kitchen, get the secrets to his Cold Water Coffee and the esoteric cult names for an array of ever hotter Tabasco sauces that grace it.