I think the mussel ridge would be a better comparison to the wesmac interms of the underwater business end of things, the duffy is a soft chine flat in the stern bottom where as the wesmac angles slightly towards the keel. the wesmac is a faster boat but the duffy would probably sit better on the drift, I would kill to have either, but would probably go with the 44 calvin lengthened to a 46 which really compares to the 50 wesmac in my opinion but take less motor to push. A friend up north had the first 47 hh and loved it, had to sell it but is going to build another soon, he loved it and said the 42 does not evan compare to the 47, but I am partial to the Calvins.
I think the mussel ridge would be a better comparison to the wesmac interms of the underwater business end of things, the duffy is a soft chine flat in the stern bottom where as the wesmac angles slightly towards the keel. the wesmac is a faster boat but the duffy would probably sit better on the drift ...
She was from Vinalhaven and now is on Matinicus.The bottom was stove out and was bought off the insurance company and fixed,I dont think it has the original engine now.There are a few 42 Duffys that are pretty fast,but the true horse power will never be known,
Not sure how you determined that the Wesmac is faster than the Duffy. I've attended the lobsterboat races for more than twenty years and I can't recall ever seeing a Wesmac in the winners' circle (as a matter of fact, I recall very few Wesmacs at the races in any role other than spectator boat). I do recall watching a new Duffy 42 show up at the Stonington venue several years ago and crack off a run in the mid-40s (mph, of course). This wasn't a race boat either, she was a working lobsterboat. Maybe one of the mid-coasters can help me out here as she had one of the new series Cats but I just don't recall whether it was the 800 or the 1000 hp (though probably the latter). The boat was the the 'Independence' and she had a mustard yellow hull. I recall her crossing the finish line with her boot top absolutely parallel to the water and the finisher had clearly hit the length-beam-weight-power, sweet spot. The following winter she tore her bottom out on a ledge further down the Bay and I've since lost track of her. I'm certain that her home port was one of the islands - perhaps one of the far islands. Anyone else remember her?