The Rhodes 22 is a versatile, self righting*, unsinkable**, and trailerable keelboat.
This Rhodes 22 was built in 1986 and refurbished at the General Boats
(GB) factory in 2006. "Refurbished" means GB restored the boat to near new condition and added or updated various components. It is unusually well equipped with a chart plotter, depth meter, autopilot, bimini, motor lift, solar panels, two opening hatches and more. Cambridge, MD
It has been produced for well over 30 years by GB and was designed by Philip Rhodes.
Daysailing: The owner can leave their slip as quickly and easily as any powerboat and then deploy both the in-mast furling main and the furling jib and be sailing in a couple of minutes. When returning, the main can be furled into the mast in seconds; no flaking or sail cover to deal with.
Cruising: Its compact cabin, headroom expanding pop-top, two opening hatches, sink with running water, multiple beds and enclosed toilet allow overnights and extended cruises.
Trailering: The Triad trailer, designed specifically for the Rhodes 22, allows cruises far from home. A horizontal V pushes centerboard and boat to center of trailer as it moves forward. So, like a motor boat, you can approach at low speed with CB down and ride up onto the trailer; little or no winching. The tongue can be extended as much as 8' for unusually shallow ramps.
The mast raising/lowering system includes a winch and "crane" and is easily done by one person.
*A 700 lb stub keel (no water ballast) prevents going "bottoms up".
** The built in flotation will keep a Rhodes filled with water from sinking.
Length Waterline: 20'0"
Cockpit area: Approximately 7' by 7'
Freeboard: Average: 3'0"
Draft: 20" Center Board Up, 4'0" Center Board Down
Ballast: 700 lbs
Kick up rudder that can be raised and cleated above water
I'm using a Torqeedo 3HP electric outboard. It is quite adequate for my needs. Consensus of Rhodes 22 owners is 8HP best for long cruises.
The price of the boat without Torqeedo is $12,800.
In mast furling main (IMF) is in good condition with furling components working flawlessly.
1 year old Doyle furling 130% genoa.
170% furling genoa is in very good condition.
A hank on 100% jib in very good condition with forestay A like-new red and yellow Doyle Universal Power Sail (UPS).
This is a $1000 extra, basically a very large nylon genoa. Very effective for faster light air reaching. It has its own furling drum and rigs quickly.
4 Interior lights
2 12V batteries, battery switch, solar panel charging
Bunks: 6' V-berth and 6'6" double dinette A large Pop Top. Gives 6' 4" headroom in galley when raised.
Built in front loading ice chest
15 gallon water tank with inspection/cleaning port and deck fill port.
Electric pump for sink faucet. Turn on faucet, motor pumps water.
4 1/2' counter with teak pin rail nosing
Stoves: Burton (butane) stove that came with boat or one burner portable propane.
A custom addition of 3 drawers and a shelf for improved storage options below galley counter.
Marine Head and holding tank with deck pump-out port came with boat. I replaced it with a simple bag system proving very satisfactory for overnights; no odors. Reinstallation of marine head and holding tank is a small task.
Cockpit, instrumentation: and features:
Raymarine ST1000+ Autopilot installed. Works beautifully. Lets you concentrate on sail trim and guests. Never complains about sun or rain.
Lowrance Chart Plotter and Raymarine Depth/Speed display installed to right of companionway (speed sensor wired and ready but not installed).
Plastimo Compass to left of companionway.
Large stern lazarette, approximately 3'x3'x7'.
Ingenious electric motor lift raises, lowers and tilts even big outboards.
The unusual Rhodes traveller attaches between the two backstays. Jibes are less stressful with this shock absorbing feature.
Full cockpit cushions: right, left, and across rear.
Superb swim ladder: wide steps, simple deployment from boat or water.
Very easy to climb out of water. Just as useful on trailer.
Expensive extra from factory: Two Captains chairs (see picture). Puts you in a comfortable swiveling chair at corners of stern. Required special push pit with back rest cushions.
A simple tiller lock applies friction brake to tiller with the flip of a lever; quick and effective.
Davis wind direction indicator
Handheld VHF Radio
LED running lights
LED anchor light
Danforth anchor, 30' of chain, net bag, anchor holder on bow pulpit.
Single axle Triad trailer. All components are road ready: bunks, lights, frame, wheels, bearings. Tires are 3 year old radials.