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...found it on Craigslist. Missing nameplate. Owner only knows it has 3 sails - thinks it's a Boston Shipbuilding Something. I think maybe it's an 18' Buccanner or Apollo. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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I wouldn't swear to it, but it resembles a Rhodes 18 by Cape Cod Shipbuilding.
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I wouldn't swear to it, but it resembles a Rhodes 18 by Cape Cod Shipbuilding.
Rhodes is _good_ ! I'm thinking the skeg and wood "dodger" would be the deciding factors. ???
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As far as I can tell from the pictures I agree with John -- Rhodes 18 by CCS. I grew up around these boats on Cape Cod and, on rare occasion, gave Mr. Goodwin some ribbing about the the designss he built. All of their older designs were laid up heavily and built strong, but some didn't sail very nicely. The 18 was definitely better than the 15' Mercury.
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As far as I can tell from the pictures I agree with John -- Rhodes 18 by CCS.
I thought the skeg would be definite New England and Rhodes design is tops in my book. Do you think I would be better off with a Buccaneer or FS? Anyone?
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What's your goal?

What boat to get depends on your goals. I don't know anything about the Rhodes. The Buccaneer is an interesting beast as others around here will tell you. Fun to sail, lots of power, a wee bit tippy, and varying build quality. The Flying Scot is a great boat, quite a bit more conservative than the Bucc. Comfortable, stable, not a light air boat. I find it is good for the family and has an active class with friendly sailors. For me it is a good mix of a family day sailor and a friendly racing boat. A blast to sail when there is wind. Not so much fun when it is sunny, 90+ degrees, and the wind dies. Scots are being built by the reputable, long-term builder. There was a second builder back in the 70's who had varying build quality over the years.
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What boat to get depends on your goals.
Understand. Not enough room here to explain my goals. Let's just say I have a "tippy" wife who needs to adjust to "open water". And little, if any, racing. At this point, stability, construction, and resale tops my list. It seems the CC Rhodes fits that bill. I think I'll see if I can talk the owner into an agreement. And, hopefully, this means my next two boats will be Rhodes designs. Yipee!!! Thanks to all!
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calling the wonderful folks @ CCS is an easy solution
they will help u ID the boat
however, u need to take better quality/closer as well, photos

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however, u need to take better quality/closer as well, photos -JD
Not my photos. Thank you.
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yes its a rhodes 18

Where is it located? what kind of shape is it in and what are they asking? we race these in the east, only 3 small fleets left, they are great sailing but not the most comfortable... the centerboard trunk hurts the knees bigtime for pleasure sailing. trying to build the fleet back up... interested in it if you aren't. how to get it all the way back here is a different problem!

appreciate your help. - I can not pm due to just having joined!
jbafield AT aol DOT com

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