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Rhodes 19 keelboat

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:09 pm
by TejanaII
I am restoring a Rhodes 19 (1968). I have purchased new ribs. Have most of the rigging.
I am looking for advice regarding what to do or what NOT to do. I simply don't want to re-invent the wheel.
I hope I am on the right forum.


Re: Rhodes 19 keelboat

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:43 am
by GreenLake
There are some members here knowledgeable about the Rhodes 19, but this is not a forum for that boat. I'll move your query to the Miscellaneous section so that those members can see it and get in touch with you.

Re: Rhodes 19 keelboat

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:44 am
by TejanaII
Thank you.

Re: Rhodes 19 keelboat

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:02 am
by jeadstx
I have a centerboard Rhodes 19 that I am very slowly restoring in between my other boat projects. I am replacing the ribs also. For parts and information, Stuart Marine is a good source. D&R Marine also has some parts. Since the O'Day Mariner and The Rhodes 19 share the same hull, keel and centerboard, and rudder, there is some information that is interchangeable. The Mariners that were built from 1963 to mid-1968 have ribs like the Rhodes 19, although the ribs in the cabin are shaped slightly different, from the cabin to stern they are the same. The Mariner Class Assoc. Forum is a good place to get information on replacing the ribs and other work (the Rhodes 19 Assoc. forum is worthless unless you can wait a couple years for a response). The Mariner Class Assoc. site is , although you have to join the Mariner Class Assoc. to access the forum. It cost $15 per year. It, like the Day Sailer Assoc. forum is very active. It would be your best source for doing work on a Rhodes 19 however. Other than the ribs, the Day Sailer forum has a wealth of information of restoration work.


Re: Rhodes 19 keelboat

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 am
by Baysailer

I sail a Rhodes 19 keel as well as the daysailer. They are pretty simple boats , at least mine is. There is a lot to get straight from the daysailer group but there are differences too. I'll PM you with my email and we can start an offline conversation to get you going. If you have the ribs under wraps you are welol on your way.