Hi All i joined this site a week ago after a mate put me onto it. my name is Jim and i live on a Roberts 34 in steel ,and am in the marina at Gladstone,Queensland,Australia hope to hear from some of you soon,i am planningon sailing to the Louisiades after Easter2007bye for now Jim
Welcome aboard Jim. Glad to have you. Lots of steelboat guys here, I imagine you will find lots of answers.
If you would add some info to your profile so we can get to know you, it will help the members provide more detailed answers to the questions you ask.
Welcome Jim from an EU based Ozzie.
We had a pal who rebuilt a 34 steel Roberts - sailed it from Freo round the top and home to NZ - then to Fiji and sold it in Queensland. He had absolutely no complaints - good luck with your own plans.