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10-01-2008 10:34 AM
turfguy Thank you everyone for your thoughts and opinions. I have seen the boat now and have decided to pass on it. It just isnt the type of boat I am looking to buy. It was as Sasfish said finished in a way that just didnt appeal to me. I was very personal to the builder and also didnt have a professional look to it. I will stick to a manufactured boat.
Thanks again for all the great knowledge one finds on this site.
turf
10-01-2008 07:52 AM
sasfish
roberts

The Roberts is an Australian kit boat ( they can come in diferant stages of completion). They have an average reputation on the global market and generally are cheaper to buy then say some of the German or French round bilge hulls. You can think of them somewhat like the west sail 32. The hull is solid but the inside finish changes from boat to boat. My experience has been that they sail fair but not good, the comfort is again fair. My thoughts are your better off looking some more. Hope this helped
09-30-2008 01:53 PM
turfguy
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
It really depends on what kind of paint you used, how well you prepped the hull and how good you were about repairing any scratches or damage to the paint.

To give you an idea of what the difference can be, look at some commercial fishing trawlers... most are steel hulled, and often the front half looks almost pristine and newly painted, and the rear half looks like a totally different boat, with big rusting patches and such. That's because dragging the fishing gear over the side damages the paint job and the steel hulls rust much faster in the rear end of the boat where the gear comes on and off.
Thanks SD it sounds like with proper procedures steel can be a very durable material free of blistering for sure I will see how it all plays out as far as this boat I have been offered in a trade for my home.
turf
09-29-2008 05:54 PM
sailingdog It really depends on what kind of paint you used, how well you prepped the hull and how good you were about repairing any scratches or damage to the paint.

To give you an idea of what the difference can be, look at some commercial fishing trawlers... most are steel hulled, and often the front half looks almost pristine and newly painted, and the rear half looks like a totally different boat, with big rusting patches and such. That's because dragging the fishing gear over the side damages the paint job and the steel hulls rust much faster in the rear end of the boat where the gear comes on and off.
09-29-2008 04:32 PM
turfguy [QUOTE=Ilenart;376867]Turf,

this website gives more details on the Roberts 370.

Bruce Roberts International Australia. Boat designs plans kits and boat building books

Don't actually know anyone with an Roberts 370, the Roberts 38 is a lot more common. Heaps of Roberts designs here in Oz.

Thanks for the Web Link Ilenart, good info there.
turf
09-29-2008 04:28 PM
turfguy SD or others, In your opinion how often would you have to expect to paint the exterior if kept in Salt water? I am not speaking about the bottom, but rather the hull above the water line. I would think this is a major part of the upkeep on a steel hull?

Thanks for all the wisdom,
turf
09-29-2008 08:25 AM
sailingdog Keeping the bilges bone dry is far more important in a steel boat, as is quickly repairing any damages to the protective coating...since once steel starts to rust, it expands 10% and quickly damages pretty much anything you have coated it with.

This is one reason I didn't get the Manson Supreme anchor. The blade is made up of two layers of steel laminated to each other by edge welding and then hot dip galvanized. The area between the two layers isn't galvanized AFAIK, and if any water makes it through the weld into that space, the resulting corrosion will quickly destroy the anchor.
09-29-2008 08:10 AM
Ilenart Turf,

this website gives more details on the Roberts 370.

Bruce Roberts International Australia. Boat designs plans kits and boat building books

Don't actually know anyone with an Roberts 370, the Roberts 38 is a lot more common. Heaps of Roberts designs here in Oz.

Sailingdog gives good advice on steel boats. I think maintenance would be about the same, however with steel you really need to keep on top of it, otherwise a little job quickly becomes a big job. Fibreglass can be a big more forgiving, however in the long run it is probably about the same. Just depends whether you like being covered in fibreglass dust or metal flakes / rust

Ilenart
09-29-2008 07:43 AM
sailingdog Yes, sv Restless is a masterwork in all regards. The craftsmanship and attention to detail Bob has put into her is truly amazing. The wood work is gorgeous and the layout is well thought out.
09-29-2008 12:12 AM
Cope44
Wow!!

I just spent the last hour reading everything on "Steelboat's" entire web site. That mans journey, level of craftsmanship, and dedication is truly amazing.
Great job.
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