Used Rhodes 22 sailboats

The Rhodes does what the big boats do . . . . and goes where they can not.

from an admirer:  “This has to be a Rhodes.  Not many sailboats that size can set up so spacious a room in the cockpit.  Awesome.”

from the owner“I am enjoying learning more about my recycled Rhodes 22 this first summer of sailing.  Ownership ensures the table with the best sunset view requires no reservations.  Sailing on Lake Hartwell in summer for me means going up the night before, sleeping on board and then catching the morning winds.”  

chiming in owners

“I don’t have a red table cloth but do have a red dinner sky.”

“We are party animals,  6 for cockpit dining leaves room for two more to drop by.”


A new owner to an old time Rhodie:  ....I was between a close haul and broad reach running over 5 kts. and pushing the gps beyond 6 as I raced down the following sea.  My sail back required tacking several times on as close haul as I could get.  At this point the wind was kicking up close to 20.  This and an outgoing tide made for some pretty exciting boat handling ...”  The experienced owner :  

“What you were lacking was rail meat and the other part of the answer is you had too much sail out for the conditions.  But that’s OK, the more you sail and try different approaches, the better off you will be.  Don’t be afraid to push her to limits.  Stan has built an exceptional boat that is both a pleasure to sail and also very forgiving to those that sail on the edge.  Your speeds, along with the conditions, warrants that I officially place you in the “Extreme” Rhodes 22 hall of fame.  This is a very elite group of sailors and drunks”.

Chatter  Two  

more eaves dropping with the added value of Rhodies

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