"Time to say goodbye to my post retirement ‘dreamboat’ (no, not my wife!).
After extensive online research, and falling in love with the Rhodes 19 design, we found what we were looking for in Cape Cod. A Rhodes 19 in reasonable shape and ready for some love and tender care.
Thanks to Stuart Marine and a lot of personal sweat equity, we got her in great shape for sailing in the upper Chesapeake Bay and Central Pennsylvania. All the timbers were replaced, bottom cleaned and repainted, and rigging replaced. The cockpit was repainted; the rusted center board was replaced with a new fiberglass & lead centerboard, and ballast was added for heavier weather sailing.
The mast was reconfigured to be hinged for easier stepping by one person. All the woodwork was refinished, as was the tiller and crutch paddle.
Finally, the galvanized trailer was completely rebuilt from the ground up with new bunks and risers, hitch coupler, tires & wheels, and wiring.
She comes with two sets of sails, a custom-made cockpit cover for protection when moored or docked, cushions and boat bumpers."