Would not argue with either of the previous replies.
I have a Rhodes Ranger 28 and some experience sailing it..not a lot.
The keel on a Rhodes 28 is fixed and they draw about 4 ft.
I think the Rhodes 28 is a great boat but I agree with the thought that it needs storm windows for serious off shore work. that will not affect ventilation as the large windows do not open.
You might want to check out a Yahoo Group called "Rranger."
the double R is intentional.
Hope you post your decision and how it works out for you.
Best of luck and a fair wind!