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Posted by the Quiniff's                                                             August 1, 2022

Rebel 4179 was delivered to us at the Grand Rapids Nationals in July 1995.  It is the Ultimate Race Model with some upgrades.  The color is light gray hull and deck.  We have three full suits of sails: 2001 Shores (used as club sails for years, very used), 2004 Shores (Jim’s regatta sails for many years, by now used, but not rags) and 2007 Vermont Sailing Partners (up until recently, used only for big regattas, still in very good shape despite their age).  The cover is a fall 2008 Sailor’s Tailor full deck cover (never used in winter, starting to show it's age).  The trailer is a May 1989 Nickels shorter tongue trailer (purchased with our first Nickels Rebel).  The wheels and tires are from 2006 and my brother changed the bearings more recently than that.

This boat has been heavily used over the years, to which I would be willing to bet that through it’s first 15 years at least, there was no Mark V that had anywhere near the actual time sailing that “Afterburner” had.  As a result, the boat is anything but pristine.  On the other hand, this boat has an impressive racing record and is still consistently winning races.  Over the years, maintenance has been performed and equipment and parts replaced as needed (sheets, halyards, stays, etc.) and the boat is set to go.  The boat was garaged every winter except for the last two so there is a two year old heavy duty tarp in pretty good condition.  Additional gear includes compass, jib ratchets, aluminum Danforth style anchor (didn’t work that well, but met the then existing rule!) paddle, whisker pole, hoisting sling, several “spare" wheels and tires, bottle jack, Nickels light bar and all kinds of miscellaneous “stuff” that one accumulates from actively racing in a class since 1969.  I am trying to be as forthright as possible.  The boat has been somewhat neglected in recent years when it comes to cosmetics, but I believe a little elbow grease and TLC can remedy that.  On the racing side, while this boat has been around the block many times (and quite successfully, I might add), it still has a lot of get up and go."A great boat for $4,000.

 If questions arise or you require information, Mark and Peggy Quiniff have asked that you email them at or calling (847) 298-8936. 




Rebel #3982 For Sale

1981 Rebel Mark IV & Custom trailer 

Hull Identification Number: RRR03982M80J

Everything you need to go sailing included. The boat has been well-proven, with respectable Nationals and Club racing finishes.


  • 1 North Main sail
  • 1 North Jib & 1 Shore Sail Jib
  • All sheets, lines & dock line (all new in the last four years)
  • Sail Tailor boat cover
  • Lifejackets and throwable
  • Paddle & Anchor
  • Travel Trailer and light bar

Not included: Trailer Dolly & Velocitek Speedpuck

The stern area has been modified by the previous owner with the Rebel Class approval, ideal for seeing weight placement with scupper windows/holes

Deck (2018, Matterhorn White) and Hull (2019, Rochelle Red) were painted with 2-part epoxy paint Interlux Perfection.

Price- $3000

(Currently parked at GRYC in Grand Rapids,MI)

Keith Councell for more information (, 901-647-6726)                                              Posted Aug 1, 2022


I am sending pictures of the Rebel #123 that we would like posted in the Rabble. We bought the boat in 1951 directly from Ray Greene at the factory on Byrne Road, Toledo.     I started to restore the boat in 1992 so the fiberglass on the deck has been removed along with all the  mahogany trim and floorboards. Boat has always been in dry storage. We are located on Devils Lake, Michigan. There is no trailer. I can be reached at 419-722-3861 for further questions.

 Phil Weisenbarger                              Posted Aug 1, 2022


Please excuse the unflattering pictures of the inside. We removed the floorboards with the intention of replacing them, and my friend stores some of the old boards in the boat so we could measure our cuts. We intended to finish that bit before putting it on the market, but are happy to see it go to a good home either way.

 - Was owned by family friends at the Jackson Clark Lake Yacht Club

- Rigged for racing (I actually used to race against this boat)

- Needs new floors and lines

- Comes with an articulating trailer in solid shape

- Comes with four sets of sails ( Two are good, two are fair)

- $800/obo all in.

Tom Shaw   Tom Shaw <>

Posted Oct 24, 2021


Brian Hayes

Ched Proctor 


Rebel 1562 "Minnie" and Morgan Ridington


More in this Rabble    Jan 2010 Rabble

My brother and I need to sell Minnie. Her number is #1562 a Ray Greene, mid 1950's, and not as rough as many others I've seen purchased over the years.  Her sails are perfect.  The trailer is a LONG.  The mast had been kept indoors over the years, but she does need sanding and paint.  Floor boards are gone. Boat and trailer $750. 

Lori and Tom Ridington (Morgan's kids)


Boat is still in Melfa VA. Chesapeake Bay area

Posted Oct 4, 2019




 Rebel Patches $5.00

 Current design Rebel decals $2.00 - Specify inside or outside.

Send order for patches & decals to:

National Rebel Class Association

2023 Rendall Dr

Jackson, MI 49201