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11-16-2015 04:08 PM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

Originally Posted by krisscross View Post
It has a very high rating on the "row away factor" scale.

11-16-2015 12:12 PM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

I'd bet you that Phil Rhodes did not draw that sheer. I don't think he was doing any hands on designing at that point. He had a big office of talented designers. He managed a large staff.
But I agree with you that the boats that came out of his office always had great sheerlines.
11-16-2015 11:51 AM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

Originally Posted by krisscross View Post
IMO Rhodes was THE master of sheerlines.
11-16-2015 11:33 AM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

That is the exact design that convinced me that I needed to be a yacht designer. It has aged very well. Wish I had aged as well.
11-16-2015 08:30 AM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

1964 CHESAPEAKE 32 Sail Boat For Sale -
That is one good looking boat.
11-16-2015 01:49 AM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

here is a photo
11-16-2015 01:46 AM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

I know of one Chesapeake 32 for sale that does have a modernish fractional rig. There is a 1964 Chesapeake 32 in Norwalk CT for sale, I would include the link but this site does not allow me until I have 10 posts. If you see one with a sail number of 165 this is my dad's old boat, he rebuilt everything on her in the late 80s-early 90s including replacing the original rotten wooden mast with an aluminum one, kept the same headstay length and raised the mast 6 ft while shortening the boom along with new decks, basically new interior, new engine and all systems. What a dream to sail in light/medium air. She had a little bit of weather helm as the breeze increased, but for summer in new England, you just reef early. I really miss the boat. I would have bought her back but I just recently bought a 40' Luders 27. Overall the Chesapeake 32 is a great small cruising boat.
07-27-2015 05:42 PM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

I purchased my Rhodes Chesapeake in 2009 and when i did I thought I made the biggest mistake of my life. After owning "modern cruisers" with fin keel, wheel steering etc. I found the vessel to be unmanageable with rough seas and higher winds. But something has happened over the years.... I've become a better sailor. She has taught me well in understanding how she works. As my other sailboats and with modern cruisers you just simply raise the sails and move. The Rhodes Chesapeake I have found can handle any conditions with ease. She trims beautifully.... I can have her balanced and sailing on her own while I read a book with my feet off the side in 20kt winds. She's pretty and fast. This boat was not built for creature comforts though you can squeeze a bit inside. She was built for sailing first. If you want a dock queen buy a Hunter or Beneteau..... If you want to sail, I mean really really sail buy the Chesapeake.
03-06-2014 01:05 PM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

I'd be honored to speak at SFYC. Let me know how you would like to set this up.

Email me at

Warning: I'm not nearly as exciting in person as I appear on the internet.
I don't wear the Batman costume.

Bob P.
03-05-2014 01:47 PM
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

Hello Bob,
Thank you for your reply.
I guess we both have good taste in yacht design. That is quite the compliment coming from you to Phil Rhodes. I also enjoy your designs and have sailed on a CT 54 from California through the canal ,I deliver Reknow the Cheoy Lee to PV, sailed on many Tayanas one of which won the Oriental Cup in North Carolina. My favorite was the Valliant I raced one from the Sausalito Yacht Club.
Would you ever consider being a speaker for the Wednesday yachtsman luncheon at the Saint Francis YC?
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