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post #5 of Old 08-13-2003
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Rhodes 22

When I knew the boat it was the rhodes continental. 22 feet fair amount of sail area but not real fast. They have probably been changed a bunch but dont see how they could have enclosed head. It was my first real sailboat and was good as a learning tool. shallow draft was nice and was just about impossible to capsize. (Was caught by a gust off a mountain once and came close. but it would not go over. Seem to remember built in foam that made it unsinkable and reduced storage space. Was good for a young couple though rainy days got a bit tight inside with the pop top down.
Had a couple of structural problems center board fell off once - and rudder broke in real rough conditions, but suspect they are better engineered now as this was 25+yrs ago.
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