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jmmondeau 08-04-2019 11:23

Rimas Meleshyus where is he now???
 
For those of you that were following the wayward sailor Rimas Melshyus here is the latest as of 04-08-19.

I will come out now and tell everyone who I am. I'm Jean Mondeau, an old salt myself with a bazillion sea miles under my keel. I met Rimas after he defected Russia and was wandering the globe and passing threw in Guam in 1991.

I later found him sailing a San Juan 24. He manages to get around sort of. I helped his dreams by enabling him with working boats. That's why Sailing Anarchy and other web pages have called me the Enabler. I do philanthropic work giving boats away, on a small scale. I fixed his San Juan 24 and later gave him a Raulson 30. Sadly Rimas can't handle boats and looses them on the rocks.

Rimas is currently back in Washington. He got stranded in Vietnam when he was starving (no food and drifting because he does not know how to sail). I'm not trying to be cruel and diminutive about him but I assisted getting him back to the USA so those hooligans cant blame me for creating his situation.

He is currently looking for another boat. I am no longer helping him with a boat. If he gets one I may fix it for him so he has a fighting chance to fulfill his dream, but that's about it. And that's my story and Rimas's also.

gamayun 08-04-2019 12:18

Re: Rimas Meleshyus where is he now???
 
Jean, my take away from the sailing mags and posts has been that you seem like a nice person who's willing to help another sailor. What's wrong with that? I met Rimas in San Francisco. He's a likeable type though a little off in his decision making skills. But we each make our own choices; Rimas makes his; haters are gonna hate. I just wanted you to know that I certainly don't fault you for your support. I think stuff like that just makes for more interesting stories at the end of the day. Some also live their lives more differently than most...who's to judge?

Boatyarddog 08-12-2021 11:50

Re: Rimas Meleshyus where is he now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmmondeau (Post 2866090)
For those of you that were following the wayward sailor Rimas Melshyus here is the latest as of 04-08-19.

I will come out now and tell everyone who I am. I'm Jean Mondeau, an old salt myself with a bazillion sea miles under my keel. I met Rimas after he defected Russia and was wandering the globe and passing threw in Guam in 1991.

I later found him sailing a San Juan 24. He manages to get around sort of. I helped his dreams by enabling him with working boats. That's why Sailing Anarchy and other web pages have called me the Enabler. I do philanthropic work giving boats away, on a small scale. I fixed his San Juan 24 and later gave him a Raulson 30. Sadly Rimas can't handle boats and looses them on the rocks.

Rimas is currently back in Washington. He got stranded in Vietnam when he was starving (no food and drifting because he does not know how to sail). I'm not trying to be cruel and diminutive about him but I assisted getting him back to the USA so those hooligans cant blame me for creating his situation.

He is currently looking for another boat. I am no longer helping him with a boat. If he gets one I may fix it for him so he has a fighting chance to fulfill his dream, but that's about it. And that's my story and Rimas's also.

Hi Jean,
Hey, I helped Rimas a lot while he was in the PNW.
He stayed in
Olympia on my boat for a week.
He mentioned you politely.
Was looking for a free, or cheap boat, to sail to Hawaii.
This was before he got the Rawson from you.
Unfortunately, he's not really Able, or Willing to try to help himself much, is my take.
Willing to receive politely, but not to help himself.
The sailing community helped him understand that he's got to be more self committed, to his dream.
Like most all of us.
Thanks for your desire to help people achieve those dreams.
We can only hope the seeds reach fertile ground with him.
Not sure what's holding him back.
He good with learning from his mistakes, but seems to miss the point of self reliance in boat repair, maintenance, and such.
Feel free to contact me anytime.
Boatyarddog
Shawn 425-981-5195
Beulahcoro28@gmail.com


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