SailNet Community - View Single Post - Really cheap Mac 25 vs. cheap Rhodes 22 ??
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 11-13-2010
Just another Moderator
Faster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 19,139
Thanks: 153
Thanked 545 Times in 519 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Buy the Rhodes. You won't regret it. You can pour money into a clapped out Mac that you will never get back (and apparently you need to dump money into the trailer as well- come on, ask yourself, if the guy cut sloppy corners on the trailer, how well did he do anything else on the boat?), or buy a boat that is a) still in production, b) was much better quality to begin with and c) has a fanatical following, parts support and d) you can sail now without work.

Nobody has ever gone wrong buying the best boat they could afford, but a lot of people have given up on "bargains."
Words of wisdom....


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome