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Roberts 246 Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy
This sailboat has been very popular and has proved to be an exciting boat to sail. The drop keel version could quite easily be made trailerable. boat plans are available in either  Wood Epoxy or fibreglass construction.

L.O.A. 7.4 m 24'   3"
L.W.L. 6.3 m 20'   8"
BEAM 2.5 m 8'   2"
DRAFT.....fixed keel 1.20 cm 3'   9"
DRAFT......lift keel Max 1.46 cm 4'   3"
  Min 0.5 m 1'   7"
DISPL. 1,703 kg 3,751 lbs
BALLAST 524 kg 1,205 lbs

NEW ! SUPER STUDY boat plans ! ANY THREE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD  The study boat plans have lists of materials & equipment etc ... these will be a great help in costing out the completed vessel. Each DOWNLOAD or on CD. Contains - ALL the construction drawings of your choices of ANY THREE STUDY boat plans with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings.  You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections.  PLEASE INDICATAMARANE WHICH STUDY boat plans YOU WANT TO ORDER in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BOX on the ON-LINE-ORDER-FORM  + FREE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN POWERBOAT included on DOWNLOAD or on CD  HUNDREDS OF STEP BY STEP BUILDING PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE. Us $99 - Euro €75  ORDER NOW

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

The rig is designed to achieve the maximum  performance of this lively sailboat that is ideal as either a family cruiser or for Club racing where it will do well against any similar sized boat.

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

On the left is shown the drop keel version which is combined with the lifting rudder to allow you access to areas where the water is a bit thin !

 

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

There are two fixed keel options - either the medium draft or the deeper ultimate performance keel may suit you best.

 

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

The trailer boat plans are supplied with the complete boat plans and full size patterns.

Roberts 246 built by and photos courtesy of John and Mandy Farrer

 

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

The Roberts 246 sails a well as it looks !

Roberts 246 built by and photos courtesy of John and Mandy Farrer

 

 

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

This boat has a spacious interior and full standing headroom throughout.

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

 

The cockpit is similar in all the versions of this very popular cruising trailerable sailboat. The photo is taken from a Roberts 25 which also has a similar arrangement.

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

This illustration shows the male hull mold covered with either thin inexpensive plywood or hard-board followed by the inner fiberglass laminate, next either foam or balsa core and finally the outer layers of fiberglass. Note the area of the keel is not cored but has additional fiberglass laminate to provide maximum strength in this area.

Roberts 246
Fiberglass or Wood / Epoxy

Here we see the construction of the deck and cabin male mold which consists of deck and cabin top frames and battens covered with either thin inexpensive plywood or hard-board followed by the inner fiberglass laminate, either foam or balsa core is then installed and finally the outer layers of fiberglass are laminated in place. 

 

 

Roberts Dinghy
Build in Fiberglass, Plywood or Aluminum

FREE with every set of boat plans and frame patterns you will receive boat plans and full size patterns for the Roberts Dinghy that you can build in fiberglass, plywood or aluminum as shown below.

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