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Rhodes 22, 1986, Cambridge, Maryland, $14,500, Price reduced 8/14/17 to $10,800 without motor, $12,300 with 3HP Torqeedo Electric, SOLD 8/28/17

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Rhodes 22, 1986

1986 Rhodes 22, refurbished at the General Boats factory in 2006.

  • Very nice, very clean, unusually well equipped.
  • Beautiful dark blue topsides, Philip Rhodes Design.

    Motivated seller.

    FYI: Major marine online store sells new, electric start (with alternator) Tohatsu (Mercury/Nissan family) outboards for: $2090 8 HP MFS8BEFL , $2302 9.8 HP MFS9.8BEFL. Except for HP, the engines are identical, even weight (90.5).

    The Rhodes 22 is a versatile, self righting*, unsinkable**, and trailerable keelboat.

  • * 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 thanks to foam filled flotation areas.

    This attractive 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. There is a very active and supportive user group:

    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 cabin, with headroom expanding pop-top, two opening hatches, sink with running water, multiple beds and partially 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 145 lb. old guy.

    The Basics:

  • LOA: 22'
  • Length Waterline: 20'0"
  • Beam: 8'
  • Cockpit area: Approximately 7' by 7'
  • Freeboard: Average: 3'0"
  • Mast: 26'0"
  • 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+ is best for long cruises.


  • In mast furling main (IMF) is in good condition with furling components working flawlessly.
  • Like new, 1 year old Doyle furling 130% genoa.
  • 170% furling genoa is in very good condition.
  • A hank on 100% jib in very good condition. Includes forestay (must lower mast to change between hank on and furling jibs).
  • A like-new red and yellow Doyle Universal Power Sail (UPS) which is used with furled jib.
  • 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. Furls and unfurls easily.


  • 4 Interior lights
  • CB Panel
  • 12V outlet
  • 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 with deep container for ice.
  • SS Sink
  • 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 comes with boat. I have temporarily removed marine head and holding tank and replaced with a simple bucket/toilet seat/ bag system proving very satisfactory for overnights; no odors.
  • Reinstallation of marine head and holding tank is should be straightforward.

    Cockpit, instrumentation: and features:

  • New 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. You'll love it.
  • The unique 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, solid 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
  • 5 Fenders
  • Life jackets
  • LED running lights
  • LED anchor light
  • Danforth anchor, 30' of chain, net bag, anchor holder on bow pulpit.
  • Two coats of bottom paint this Spring - rolled on then smoothed with brush.
  • Triad trailer. All components are road ready: bunks, lights, frame, wheels, bearings. Tires are 3 year old radials.

    Selling because have purchased larger boat


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