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Old 13-04-2010, 13:01   #1
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Hi,

I am INDY. My boat is a 25 ton custom Aluminum Cutter named Pegasus.

She and I completed our voyage around the world, lasting 15 years.

We visited 120 countries, sailed 60,000 miles, and now are based in the west indies.

I began sailing at the age of 3 in my daddy's lap, that was 60 years ago...

Along the way I raced in everything from Rhodes 19s to one tonners, and won lots
of silver.

If you are thinking of going off, I'd be glad to chat with you.

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Old 13-04-2010, 13:04   #2
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Welcome. I'm sure your experience will be very valuable here!
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Old 13-04-2010, 14:06   #3
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Thanks for making your experience available. I am certain that you have some incredible stories from your travels and would love to read about them sometime.
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Old 20-04-2010, 12:51   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you posting here. I'm a former Rhodes 19 racing skipper too. They certainly were fun boats to race.
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Old 20-04-2010, 13:57   #5
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Hi,
Not too many remember that the Oday 19 was the centerboard version. Much easier to put on
a trailer. They made a 15 too.

Given the longevity of GRP, I'd bet lots of them still around...

A very good first boat... can be brought home and worked on out of your garage...

Great way for a working stiff to get into sailing... fun for the whole family...

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Old 20-04-2010, 14:03   #6
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Hi,

Apparently Stuart is still making them.

About 4000 were built..

I just looked and saw prices from $1700 to $17,000 many with trailers go for about
$3,500 or so... This means the boat keeps its value if maintained.

Look at the attached photo...

If any wannabees are lurking this thread, this is the first boat you should buy..

You can even coastal cruise in it, during the summer... Long Island Sound, Chesapeake, Florida Bay, Pine Island Sound, the TVA lakes, Great Lakes. Puget sound, San Francisco Bay.

Happy sailing !!

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Old 20-04-2010, 14:44   #7
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Aloha Indy,
The Marina at Pearl Harbor had both versions in the early 80s and we used the keel version for training and racing and with spinnakers was a fine boat to learn racing techniques in. They were faster than my Catalina 22 for certain.
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Old 21-04-2010, 07:42   #8
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Hi,

I remember that marina very well.... I was stationed there during the war... 1968 -70.. The
TI marina had them too... A very great boat...!!

We sailed the pants off them...

They are responsive, forgiving, and a good boat on which to learn sailing... as skill grows
they can take one on weekend cruises, too.

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Old 21-04-2010, 07:44   #9
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We used to take the nurses sailing out of the TI marina. There was a windy spot off Alkatraz that we knew. We'd always approach it with a cargo of bikni clad girls, some beer, and sheeted in hard
going upwind. Right on cue the wind rose, the boat heeled, the girls screamed and grabbed us for
security... We'd ease sheets, pass through and ice broken, open the beers and make friends...

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Welcome Aboard Indy...I look forward to your sharing of your wealth of knowledge and experience as well!
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Old 22-04-2010, 13:34   #12
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You must have a sense of humor.... which reminds me.....

Back when I was at Ile Du Pin... where the prison was in New Caledonia... I made friends with
the local people...

One day....
They asked me where I came from... and why I was alone...

I explained that I'd not yet found a lady to share my life... but was going back to my ancestral homeland.... Russia to find one...
Intrigued... they asked if I had any one in mind...
As it happened... I did.. about 500 of them... but one girl stood out...and she was from St. Petersburg..

Turned out she was curious about the tropics and what people were like there...

When I mentioned this.. my local friends made a suggestion... Why not send my girl friend one of their children so she could see for herself what they were like !!

But that's expensive!! I said...

No... not the way we do it ...!

How do you send children?

WE MAIL THEM !!!

Mail them???

Yes MAIL THEM !!

But won't they get hungry and thiirsty???

No problem... we give them several coconuts for drinks... and some bananas, too..
Also, we put a legend on them, which says to :"please feed and water this child"
But do you put them into a box??

NO, NO, NO...! NEVER !!

Huh???

We just put stamps on them and in the mail they go...!!

Some time later...

They introduced Angelique to me... she's the one on the left in the photo...

We took her to Madame Monique, the postmistress... who duly weighed her .. and calculated the postage...
Which was 200 Euros...
Since the largest stamp she had was 25 euro cents, she sold us 800 stamps...
Angelique behaved beautifully, as we stamped her up.... til finally she was covered with them..
THEN...

She just had to show her friends... and like island children... the first thing they did was romp in
the lagoon.... where all the stamps floated away...

We never did find all of them...

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Hi Indy... glad to have you here and looking forward to reading your posts...
Hope you enjoy it in here.
Been sailing for a few years but don't race, won't race... too bludi lazy...
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Old 22-04-2010, 18:54   #14
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Welcome Indy,
I just purchased an older aluminum boat in which to do what you did for 15 years. It is a small project but I hope to get it in the water next year if all goes well. (the biggest hurdle is selling the house in this wonderful market!)

I grew up racing (and teaching racing) in an oday day sailer. That was a fun boat. I raced in a few regattas including the Cummings cup in the rhodes. What a dog!

Looking forward to hearing more about your travels. How did you ever do it in such a short time?
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