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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)