[Rhodes22-list] FW: Miami Report

Cover-Man cover-man at comcast.net
Mon Feb 20 13:28:51 EST 2012

You took the words out of my mouth...

Imagine the tow vehicle to pull that beast, now with a big sister "towable".   Did they do demo sails?  There is the goal, is it really fun to sail?  Your reports from the show sure lend credence to our Rhodes!


Have a nice day!

On Feb 20, 2012, at 9:30 AM, Bob Keller <r22yankeeclipper at hotmail.com> wrote:

> John,Yes, we looked at that boat as well and it is very nice.  I don't really consider that to be a trailerable boat...BK
>> Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:32:16 -0800
>> From: jsbudda at verizon.net
>> To: rhodes22-list at rhodes22.org
>> Subject: Re: [Rhodes22-list] FW:  Miami Report
>> Bob,
>> Did you happen to see a Seaward 32rk when you were there? Those look very
>> roomy and are still trailer able. 
>> John S 
>> Bob Keller wrote:
>>> All,
>>> The Miami Boat Show was a great time.  Long drive though - 8 hrs down and
>>> 7 hrs back.  Went primarily to look at the Seaward 26RK to see one in
>>> person.  It is a very impressive boat - see some pictures attached that I
>>> took.  I was trying to see if that would be a good step up to a boat that
>>> would still be trailerable but one that my wife and I could spend more
>>> time on - maybe a month or two at a time.  The retractable keel design
>>> looks very sturdy and I expect that it would be very seaworthy, more
>>> ocean-going and would point very well.  My conclusion after seeing the
>>> boat and learning almost everything there is to know about it (without
>>> sailing it of course) is that I am not going to go in that direction. 
>>> Here are my opinions that led me to this conclusion:
>>> It is not a major step up from the R-22 in terms of liveability.  No
>>> standing headroom, galley is mediocre at best, minimal storage space in
>>> the galley, real lack of storage in terms of keeping clothes on board for
>>> extended stays (no hanging locker etc).  Overall, the salon felt very

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