Rhodes 19 Wanted – San Diego Area

San Diego sailor would like to purchase a Rhodes 19 within 1000 miles of San Diego (preferably closer).

I’m looking for an older boat, an inexpensive fixer.  I would prefer a CB model with a trailer, but willing to look at a keel model too.

No intention of racing, just want something safe to take my grandkids sailing.  Experienced woodworker and fiberglass fabricator.

Thanks Steve!

Paul Polito


2023 National Champions

Congratulations to Mike Lane, Yati Harsono and Renee Heffernan on winning the 2023 Rhodes 19 National Championships.  After 10 races in widely varying conditions on Lake Pontchartrain they came away with 22 net points, solidly beating 2nd place Rocky Sanchez, Christy Sanchez and Shannon Lane (28 net points) and 3rd place Steve Uhl /Kathleen Lane (30 net points).

1965 Keel Model For Sale – Martha’s Vineyard

FOR SALE: 1965 O’Day Rhodes-19 Keel Day Sailer

Price: $2,500

Contact Alan (alan@bu.edu, cell 617-791-8959)

Well-maintained day sailer, fitted for cruising, perfect for family outings. Smooth and stable sailing with 400 lb keel drawing 3.25 feet.


Recent Improvements and Replacements

Mahogany floor (natural)
Teak coamings (natural)
Inside painted marine blue
White oak stringers w/ red lead
Teak handles at cuddy corners (natural)
Center-boom sheeting
Custom cruising mainsail and jib
Jiffy reefing on main
Roller furling on jib
Sail cover for boom
Topping lift
New rudder
Tiller with extension and Tiller Tamer
Two-position bracket for transom outboard
Mahogany boarding ladder (transom)
“Guzzler” manual bilge pump
Radio pocket on starboard seat side

Equipment Aboard

Danforth anchor with storage box and line
Life ring with line
Boat hook
Sail ties
Two fenders
Two 20’ dock lines
Sail bag for main and jib
Custom eye-to-mooring pennant connector line
Two antichafe covers for mooring pennant
Storage box with 4 adult life jackets
Port and starboard fitted seat cushions
Matching small back cushion
Sun shade for cockpit at anchor
Bailing sponges
Rag and scrub brush
Package of 4 flares exp. 8/24
Dustpan and broom
Plastic work bucket
Dometic 2-piece portable toilet


Other Information

Located in Edgartown, MA
Includes jack stands for winter storage
ePropulsion electric outboard also available
Maintenance and Improvements by Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard since 1998

Seeking Used Sails

1969 Rhodes 19 centerboard needs new sails. My family and I have been limping along on some tired old rags for too long. We’re hoping to get a decent set of sails for the coming season. Keep in mind that we’re not racers; decent to us might be your discards. Mostly looking for a main and a jib but would love to land a spinnaker.


Rob Smith

Olympia, WA


Rhodes 19 For Sale #1318 “Banana”

Rhodes 19 Hull 1318 w/ keel.
North racing sails – 2009 National winner – hardly used.
Rigged for racing with Harkin blocks.
Hull and bottom just painted.
Wood floors – needs some repair.
Doyle Curtis cruising sails in good repair.
Custom trailer with new tires, bearing and lights.
2.3hp Honda long shaft outboard hardly used.
$6550.00 OBO FOB Fairhope
Negotiate delivery by water or land. Joe Comer – 251-709-0799

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