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Super Fuzzy
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I doubt anyone would consider Roberts to be the most original of designers but plenty of his boats have put a lot of seas miles beneath their keels. Otoh, it is fair for PaulK to note that many of them are backyarders of extremely dubious quality.

Personally I am no great fan of e.g. the Spray variations but I've been on board one that was half way through a circumnavigation and while no racehorse was an extremely comfortable old thing. Been on board others that I couldn't escape from quickly enough.

It is the point with anything that might have been amateur built .... be careful and do very thorough inspection. Insurance, unless the backyarder has been certified as being built to a professional standard may also be an issue.
 
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