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by Richard Henderson
Philip Leonard Rhodes (1895–1974) was a naval architect known for his diverse yacht designs. He designed a wide variety of vessels from 123' motor-sailors to 7' dinghies, from hydrofoil racers to giant motor yachts
Philip Leonard Rhodes (1895–1974) was a naval architect known for his diverse yacht designs. He designed a wide variety of vessels from 123' motor-sailors to 7' dinghies, from hydrofoil racers to giant motor yachts. His work also included commercial and military vessels such as minesweepers and police boats. His clients ranged from Rockefellers to Sears & Roebuck. His 12 Meter class Weatherly (USA-17) won the America's Cup in 1962.
Book by Henderson, Richard. The book is well organized into periods and families of designs with a fine discussion of the origins of the design, how Rhodes came to be involved, how successful the boats were, and lots of information about their sailing characteristics, etc. Interspersed is a detailed biography of the man and his career. It is also accompanied by some of the drawings as well as specifications and lots of glorious pictures. If you have a Rhodes yacht, or are interested in yacht design, this is a great book to own. Truly informative and fascinating, yet a great "coffee table" book as well
Philip L. Rhodes and His Yacht Designs. by Richard Henderson. Book by Henderson, Richard.
Philip L. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780877421283. Release Date:January 1982.
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This book is now out of print and hard to locate. Occasionally, it shows up in the used book market. I got a used copy from the SeaOcean Book Berth in Seattle, net.
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Published: Camden, ME : International Marine Pub.
Philip Leonard Rhodes (1895–1974) was a prolific naval architect of extraordinary range. He was particularly known for the wholesome good looks and sailing qualities of his yacht designs. He designed vessels from 123' motor-sailors to 7' dinghies, from hydrofoil racers to giant motor yachts. His 12 Meter class Weatherly won the America's Cup in 1962. Rhodes and his yacht designs, by Richard Henderson (ISBN 0-87742-415-2 AACR2) published by International Marine, TAB books, div. of McGraw Hill. The book contains an appendix with a listing of all of Rhodes designs, starting with his old woodies, through his last fiberglass yachts and boats. I own a 1962 Rhodes Meridian, and it does have a FULL keel, much like my old Pearson Electra. The boat scores high in seakindliness, since once the boat finds her slot in the water, she maintains a much better motion than newer fin keel boats, which want to swivel about their center of balance.
His drawings are noted for their fine level of detail and craftsmanship. One of the true artists. The hull number should be found on a main structural member inside the boat, on the keel, heavy deck beam at the partners, collision bulkheads are typical places to find this number.