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Old 13-04-2012, 00:49   #1
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Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

I am the proud owner of a steel Roberts Tom Thumb 24 "Seerauber" (Tony Fountain - The Rainbow Chaser - Seerauber) and I was wondering if anyone in the group also owned one or new of someone who did?

I'd be keen to form a group so that we co uld exchange news, views and experiences.
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Old 13-04-2012, 06:18   #2
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

There used to be a guy living on a junk rigged one on the Gold Coast here in Australia a few years ago. But have not seen it recently.

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Old 13-04-2012, 07:37   #3
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

Met one in RSA.

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Old 28-05-2012, 12:27   #4
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

Why can't I find more info and blogs from proud Tom Thumb owners? I would love to hear more about these little boats, Videos, pictures, and modifications! Common folks these are a tough little boat someone out their had to put it to the test..
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Old 28-05-2012, 17:35   #5
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

G'day Calypso,

have a look at my URL above. Seerauber is just coming off the hard having had extensive work done on her thanks to the "old enemy" of rust but once I am back sailing again, I will be making some videos.

I will keep this site posted on this.

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Old 15-06-2012, 23:15   #6
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

Thanks Tony! I am about to embark on the journey of de-rusting a Tom Thumb as well! How did you go about getting rid of rust? I go back and forth between using an angle grinder, sand blasting, and navel jelly..
It looks like you have done a lot of work to your Searauber, i would love to hear more about her set up!
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Old 28-06-2012, 19:25   #7
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Old 30-06-2012, 00:48   #8
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

Hey Calypso,

Nice looking little ship you have there. What sized outboard do you use on her.
Seerauber is about to go back into the briney after a major ($20k plus) repaint, reweld of stanchions, rust removal etc etc so whilst the pocket is belted, my spirits won't be!
As soon as I have some pics, I'll post them.
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Old 30-06-2012, 16:26   #9
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Re: Where are the Roberts Tom Thumb 24's in the world?

Nice little boat. How's the interior volume? I find that my Haida 26 makes a suitable liveaboard, but it has a narrower beam, finer stern and more raked stem, same waterline. What is the "standing headroom?"

My boat has 5'9.5" headroom, which was great when I bought her, then I grew an inch. I find it is still quite comfortable. I am considering lowering the floor the half inch I need.
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Sounds great Tony, I can't wait to see photos! Right now i don't have an outboard for her, or sails. I will let ya know when i do though. I am also intrested in interior work, Tony would you be willing to post or send me photos of your interior layout, i would be super interested to see it!?! I am having to completely remove Kismets interior to remove the light rusting everywhere! And considering it is my home i will probably spray foam insulation. Did you use foam board or spray foam? Also since you just painted, what paint system did you use for interior, or exterior??
Tager, thanks! The interior is amazing as far as volume, she is only 24' long but 9.5 beam!! I am about 5.5 and i think i have a foot over my head in space (though my 6.6 friend has to slouch over a bit). Before this i have lived on a 32' sailboat with only a 5' beam, and it felt small! I also lived on one of those amazing brent swain 36' and that felt huge (it wasn't mine, but helped me fall in love with steel sailboats!)! For me the key to the right liveaboard sailboat is to be able to stretch out.. That and space for your tools!
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