Roberts 341 - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-14-2001 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Roberts 341

Does anyone have experience with a ROBERTS 341 sloop? I''m buying one for coastal cruising. Would appreciate any information. clivebond@hotmail.com
Bondy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 04-19-2001
Moderator
 
Jeff_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,898
Thanks: 5
Thanked 149 Times in 122 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Roberts 341

In general, Roberts designed boats tend to be overweight and are often under-ballasted. I have not sailed a 341 but smaller Roberts that am familiar with have not sailed very well (by the standard of their day and especially compared to more modern designs) and have been very dependent on the knowledge of the builder. Most of the individuals that I have known who chose to build Roberts designs have been quite inexperienced sailors (perhaps they would have chosen more sophisticated designs if they did have more experience) and many of the smaller Roberts that I have been aboard have had some pretty scary details. Still and all much of this depends on the actual guy who built the boat and how careful he was in his workmanship and research of proper materials and methods.

To me most of Roberts designs represent old technology. They seem to be more representative of designs from the 1970''s, a period that neither drew off of traditional design principles nor had the advantage of the lessons learned in the wake of the Fastnet Disaster and the 20 plus years of research that has occured since.

Looking at the design of the 341, I see an overweight design (and one off glass boats tend to further exceed design weights) with a lot of tophamper and not much ballast. The design is very full in the ends making a boat that would not go to windward well and which would be quite wet. To a great extent the design reads as a characture of the boats that were designed by Bob Perry in the 1970''s and early 1980''s but without the careful modeling that Mr. Perry was so adept at. I would think that the pilot house and shoal draft versions would be especially suspect and would be comparatively rolly.

Good luck
Jeff
Jeff_H is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 04-20-2001 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Roberts 341

Thanks Jeff, The sale fell thru on the Roberts 341. Probably lucky for me. I am now looking at an Endurance 35.(Ibold design). Any comments on this?? Clive...
Bondy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 06-09-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
design

i read your coment with great interest,i really didnt find any real information.have you ever designed anything that floated your self, at any level.have you even been on a roberts design.......i wonder...as for the chap seeking advice.take know ones word for it,make up your own mind... look for western grace on the net, sailing out of B.C in canada,thats a bruce roberts design..............regards mark
mark price is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising FAQ''s seerose Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10 12-27-2007 02:59 PM
Advice on buying a Roberts 36 twpross01 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 05-18-2004 01:42 PM
Roberts Ketch Bruceo1 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 07-14-2002 08:35 AM
Roberts 434 cali General Discussion (sailing related) 0 08-13-2001 11:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome