42 Duffy vs 42 Wesmac

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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.
 

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The 38 calvin is a huge 38 and would compare to a 42 wesmac or duffy and would be cheaper to build, Farrins boatshop in maine has a 38 calvin in the shop with a 675 cummins that is still largeley unfinished and for sale so you might want to check with them, One of the best builders in Maine to boot.
 

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With all I hear about Dixon, Wesmac, Beals and 42' Duffy what about the 48' Duffy?
 

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the 48 duffy is junk they plow a guy i know has one with a 1000hp cat and she only does like 20 knots she is for sale on atherns marine site
 

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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.
If you are talking about Derek Feeney, I heard he has his 42' already sold and has his order in for a new 47 H+H! After a year of complaining! LOL
 

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Here is a shot of a 42 Duffy next to a 42 Wesmac.

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Nice pic of the Duffy & Wesmac. Both are featured on their builder's respective website in some fashion.

If headsea performance is your thing, you want to take a test spin on any boat designed by anyone named Beal. If you want to go faster than 20kts, that is. If you like a slow boat to China, the wide skeg boats will do just fine.
 

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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 ...
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?
 

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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,
 

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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,
For those who don't follow the races closely, engine ratings are what the factory said they were, not what shows up on race day. It isn't unusual to see a boat pull up on race day and go about replacing injectors or even pumps. Got some fine, dedicated equipment for those tasks too - like short lengths of garden hose to remove hot injectors (once they're loosened, of course). All this for not much more than a plastic trophy (and a winter's worth of bragging rights).
 

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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?
Yes, DE'r, I remember her. If you can find one of the older Commercial Fisheries News race posters they gave out at the forums, she is sailing in the forground, with the oil tanks of Searsport in the background. I have it hanging in my cube at work, I can give you the year tomorrow. Traditions knows the boat, and where from. One thing I might add, is she would show up with gear, twin massive VHF anntenae, twin radar, and just friggin' sail, a very fast working boat. Fun to watch.
 

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Heres a picture of a 42 Wesmac taken from the stern of a 43 Duffy at Boothbay.The Wesmacs are nice boats,but I guess after you pay for the hull and top you dont have much left for big power.

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