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Old 17-08-2006, 16:46   #1
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Adams 40 Vs Roberts 44

I am looking at a couple of boats at the moment.
They would both suit how I am fixed at the moment (little bit of money, lots of spare time).
Can I get some opinions as to how suitable they might be as cruising boats.
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Roberts 44 http://www.sydneyboats.com.au/search...px?BoatID=5256
Adams 40 http://www.boatpoint.com.au/DesktopD...as=boatpointau
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Old 17-08-2006, 17:59   #2
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I cannot really comment on the Roberts because I have no experience with that design (and the boat is only half built). But I will say that the Adams 40 is a proven cruising design. The boat doesn't look perfect, but at that price, it wouldn't have to be. That is a very cheap price for an Adams 40, so I would say it would be worth having a real look.
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Old 17-08-2006, 21:12   #3
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The Adams has been sold...

Unfortunatly the Adams has been sold.
I'm looking seriously at the Roberts.
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Chris31415,If ya look a bit harder on boatpoint,they have a Roberts spray thats brand new,never been in the water,that is more extensivly fitted out and but for antifouling is ready to sail.I saw it yesterday and can not remember the exact price but Im sure it was $59,000.Where it says"size" Punch in 35ft-46ft and flip thru the pages.You'll find it.Mudnut.
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Also worth looking on our NZ site Trademe.co.nz . It often has some very good "specials". Steel Roberts and Ganleys are very common over here. In fact, if you are buying a steel boat, your two main choices would be either of those. Our dollar is about 84cents to your dollar, so boats will be much cheaper to you. It's common for us to bring Oz boas across this way, so it surely wouldn't be too hard to get one back across the ditch.
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Hi Chris,
Not suprised the steel Adams has been sold - we had an Adam 40 in a past life in Oz and I can say it would be all over the Roberts in terms of sailing ability.
In fact our GRP version of the Adams 'cruiser' has led yachts such as Farr 1004's over the finish line!
Good luck with whatever you choose.
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