40 WB vs 40 RP

lobstaman1

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looking to get some info on the 40 wayne beal vs the 40 RP.. I am in the market for a 40' lobster boat and have it narrowed down to these two.. any information on how they compare in a following sea, going into it, side to and which hull is more fuel efficient.. and just how they compare overall.. Thanks!
 

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Sorry for my ignorance but what manf is an RP?

Willis Beal is RP but I think the mold burned in a fire a few years ago. I've fish on an RP 40. It's a tank but most have engine boxes or steps into a split wheel house. I'm not sure but I think the Wayne has more space for a tall engine. My guess is performance is similar.
 

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I believe both RP and Wayne Beal's shops burnt to the ground. Both molds RP and WB are none existent. WB supposedly still has the plug which the mold was pulled off of.
 

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I spoke to Wayne's son and he said they still have the plug for the 40...and they will be building the 40 and a new 42 this summer
 

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Thanks Mike cant wait to see the 42. Love how the WBs carry their beam more aft than the Osmond. That thing is gonna be a tank.
 

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Not just DE world. Privateer had a fire in there plant in 1981. I dot remember what caused it but I'll find out next time I see Warren Wilkerson.
 
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