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10-09-2009 03:01 PM
Michael K
FS, Bucc, Rhodes

....In that order. At least in my humble point of view.

Of the three designs the Flying Scot is likely the best choice. Reasonably quick, very stable and forgiving, and comfortable. You can rent one at Belle Haven Marina Alexandria VA to see what they are all about. Be careful when shopping for these as the hulls are cored and may be wet/delaminating. They tend to hold their value well though due to their popularity..

The 18' Buccaneer is essentially an oversized Laser II. The low freeboard and tenderness means you need to pay attention lest you want to be swimming in sometimes filthy Potomac/Chesapeake water. Thee is a small but growing fleet in S. Maryland and you may be able to try one out there.

The Rhodes 18, as mentioned before, is heavily laid up and will takes many years of abuse. But because of its weight you'll find the performance very sedate and, in in the light summer winds common to the Potomac and Chesapeake, you may be disappointed. These boats are popular in New England and, specifically, Cape Cod Shipbuilding's home waters of Buzzards Bay -- where 12 knots of wind or more is not uncommon. And yes, the cockpit can feel cramped (unless you were raised sailing a Mercury).
10-09-2009 02:25 PM
nuffoftexas
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Yeah, and then the fact he didn't even know what kind of boat he owned????
Yep. Missing Mfr plate too. Hmmm...

I'll probably just go for a $1000 Buccanner with a rusty trailer and be happy getting anything near that price back. Who cares if it tips. I feel the wife probably needs to take a few dunks to learn getting wet is nothing to be afraid of. Thanks again to all!
10-09-2009 01:39 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by nuffoftexas View Post
... Or he thinks I'm some kind of scammer... or he's the scammer. Happens all the time on Craigslist - as soon as you start asking for real e-mail addresses or telephone numbers, the seller goes quiet.
Yeah, and then the fact he didn't even know what kind of boat he owned????
10-09-2009 01:13 PM
TheFrog
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Originally Posted by nuffoftexas View Post
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.
Based on your brief description, if you are thinking a dinghy your should seriously consider the Flying Scot. It nails all of your points.
10-09-2009 01:04 PM
nuffoftexas
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Originally Posted by jbafield View Post
Where is it located? what kind of shape is it in and what are they asking? ..... interested in it if you aren't
It's in Reston VA. Moving there very soon. I am very interested in it, however it appears the present owner does not appreciate my dilemma and therefore is no longer responding to my offers. With everyone's help here, he now knows what it is and possibly thinks he's going to get a bunch more money for it. ??? Or he thinks I'm some kind of scammer... or he's the scammer. Happens all the time on Craigslist - as soon as you start asking for real e-mail addresses or telephone numbers, the seller goes quiet.

19' Sailboat + Trailer, $2,500 OBO
10-09-2009 12:39 AM
jbafield
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

John
10-08-2009 06:01 PM
nuffoftexas
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Originally Posted by stpetersburgsailor View Post
however, u need to take better quality/closer as well, photos -JD
Not my photos. Thank you.
10-08-2009 05:57 PM
stpetersburgsailor 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

-JD
10-08-2009 05:50 PM
nuffoftexas
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Originally Posted by TheFrog View Post
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!
10-08-2009 04:28 PM
TheFrog
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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