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Matt & Clayton Struve's Rachel, a 1963 O'Day, Wilmette, Illinois HAS BEEN SOLD (updated March 30, 2014)

March 30, 2014. We have set up a new page for Alan's Rachel. Click here to go there.


March 25, 2014. New owner Alan Manzer has checked in. Welcome back aboard, Alan!

A 2nd Love Affair

Aloha Ron,

Having owned a previous Dolphin 24 I was pleased to become the successful purchaser of "Rachel", Matt Struve's boat. Sold the previous "Delphinus" & Sabrina out of King Harbor Calif, at which time not enough time to use her, too busy earning a living , in town and out ..

Now I'm retired and have the time so I'll be able to cruise new water in The Puget Sound and The 'San Juan's..... It' my turn now. I'm blessed !

Out of respect for the boat and Mariner's tradition---her name will remain 'Rachel'....

Alan (in Oregon)


March 24, 2014. Keith Struve advised today Rachel has been sold to Alan Manzer, McMinnville, Oregon. We stand by for the new owner to check in. Fair Winds, Keith


March 23, 2014. Price Reduced - $1300. Now on Ebay - click here to go to the listing . The following is from the ad.

The boat has been in our family since 1967.  There is a fleet of Dolphin yachts at Wilmette Harbor, IL  More information and pictures is listed on the Dolphin24 web site.  It has been in Wilmette Harbor, IL (Lake Michigan since 1967).  It has mahogony rails and the port lights have been replaced.  The trailer is original and very robust.  Tires were replaced once.   The hull, like most early fiberglass boat hulls, are known for being significantly thicker than more modern fiberglass construction. The original engine is a gas Palmer PW-27 gasoline engine. It has a swing centerboard controlled from cockpit lead ballast embedded into it.  It has rod rigging fore and aft which is rather unique.  Future work:

1. Repaint the top deck.
2. Refurbish the interior marine plywood.
3. New electronics console were added to provide exterior lighting.  New interior lighting needs to be fixed.
4. Fix brakes on the trailer.  I have never needed to use them since we only put 40 miles a year on them.

The boat is in a storage facility in Morton Grove, IL.

Come and get it! 




January 8, 2014. We didn't know much about this boat - except she was a member of the Wilmette fleet. She was once owned by Ed Reinholtzen. We have been standing by for the owners to check in - and they did - and advised Rachel is FOR SALE

Here she is, at left, on her fore and aft mooring at Wilmette Harbor - extracted from a group picture we had on the Wilmette Harbor home page - see below

We have been standing by to get the official word from Keith, and a copy of his ad. Here it is

We are ready to sell! $ 1,500 or best offer.

Thanks, Keith

Click here to go to a much clearer PDF copy of the ad


$1500 or best offer




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