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Rhodes Reliant.

Speaking of 60's era boats, Philip Rhodes - who's career spanned over 50 years - was one of the pioneers in the wood to fiberglass boat design, revolution.

His 41' Rhodes Reliant - designed much as a wooden boat - took advantage of the 'new space age material' fiberglass, for the Reliant's hull. The idea then; the beauty of wood, the lower maintenance of glass.



But the Reliant was different. A center cockpit? Two dodgers? What's going on?

The Reliant is in fact, an aft cockpit boat.



But below, it has an aft cabin with two snug quarter berths. Those berths can be separated from the saloon. The off watch enjoys the quiet while the active watch can move to the saloon for meals, breaks. What a great idea for a sailboat designed to sail(not a good live-aboard design).



He made that possible with a forward companionway. Rhodes drew a nice visual trick, hiding the companionway in the coamings and lines. It's also pretty well protected. But you always have the main companionway if conditions warrant.

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Thanks, Jeff. Boats and sailing are a part of our family. Both our children are very capable thanks to them always having an interest.

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It's extremely gratifying, isn't it, when your offspring grab onto and carry on with a passion of your own.

So many kids drift away, and most are young enough to start that they had 'no choice'.. they went with Mom and Dad. For them to take to sailing & boating and stay with it, as yours (and ours) have, is a wonderful thing.
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Like the floor, the little bit of color mix is quite attractive.
Thanks. Brazilian Teak and Maple for the floor, Rhodesian Teak and maple for the table.

Tom- your work always puts me to shame. Darn good looking boat. And family.

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Thanks. Brazilian Teak and Maple for the floor, Rhodesian Teak and maple for the table.

Tom- your work always puts me to shame. Darn good looking boat. And family.
I don't think so, your boat looks great. I love the design.
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I have just about finished sanding the decks, with the exception of around the cockpit and lazarette. Right now I am stripping the last of all the deck hardware in preparation of filling and fairing.

[IMG]Untitled by Scott Ehrich, on Flickr[/IMG]

Yesterday, I spent a good chunk of the afternoon stripping off the old rotted coamings, seating, and the original traveler. I was hoping to be able to use the original wood as a template, but soo much of it is gone to use it as I had hoped. There are 49 years of PO holes, and such that need filling...I love a good project.

Untitled by Scott Ehrich, on Flickr

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[IMG]Untitled by Scott Ehrich, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Wow. Brave man, but she'll be awesome when she's done.

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