1. ALL BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS: Package Includes latest sail boat plans, SAILBOAT building plan updates & revisions, PLUS direct contact with the designer EMAIL BRUCE & come with a BONUS PLANS - placement of anodes, how to build a sea hood, how to build fuel & water tanks, engine installation, electrical schematic & plumbing; all included to assist you to build your boat. All the plans are sent by DOWNLOAD directly to your computer. The plans also include the 1,800 PAGE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT
3. Where FIBERGLASS is mentioned as a material this means Balsa sandwich / Foam sandwich, Single skin as the boat building material. Most WOOD / EPOXY designs can be built using either molded ply or strip plank or a combination of the two methods. Many STEEL designs can be built in ALUMINUM; please seek the designers advice first.
4. We personally check the BOAT PLANS for updates to make sure you receive the latest version; we are constantly updating all of our BOAT PLANS. PLUS you have direct contact with the designer Bruce Roberts-Goodson.EMAIL BRUCE
Build from WOOD EPOXY or FIBERGLASS
PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS
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 built by and photos courtesy of John and Mandy Farrer
This boat has a spacious interior and full standing headroom throughout.
There are two fixed keel options - either the medium draft or the deeper ultimate performance keel may suit you best.
Above 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 !
If you are looking for a handy Club Racer or a high performance trailerable sailboat then the Roberts 246 could suit you. The detailed plans and full size patterns make this an easy boat to build in either wood epoxy or fiberglass.
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.
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.