waynes 36 compared to calvins 36

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Just curious does anyone have experience with both, I would think that calvin having designed both albeit his 36 yrs later might have tweeked it and possibly improved it I recently rode on a wb 36 and have mixed thoughts on its performance
 

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Sounds like a tough call, love them both but.....I am a CB fan.

Dave
 

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Is Wayne laying up boats still? Last I heard he had built himself a 40 and was going back to lobstering.
 

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the 36 WB I own is a very nice ride. good seaboat, and nobody believes the low economical fuel burn I have. 8.5-9.5 gal per hr @ 18 knots.
 

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Fuel burn at 18 knots is best of know of for a 36 ft DE. Interesting comments on ride. One says ride is good the ride and another comment has mixed feelings on performance. Is performance the ride or something else?
 

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Fuel burn at 18 knots is best of know of for a 36 ft DE. Interesting comments on ride. One says ride is good the ride and another comment has mixed feelings on performance. Is performance the ride or something else?

This is exactly why it is so hard to compare one DE to another, no two are built alike, or balanced the same and everyone’s experiences and perspectives are different. The only way to get the right boat is to figure out what you need and how you will use it and go for a ride on the ones that fit your criteria and decide for yourself.
 

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I have spent some time on a friends 36WB and compared to my 36NB its a different animal. It's not as good in head sea as the NB, and maybe a little less efficient but she is wider and more stable. I haven't been on a CB36 but I have lusted after her looks for a while!
 

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Blitzen,

Well said, especially since they are all custom finished. We all know that the weight you add and where you place it makes 2 identical hulls perform differently. All I really know generally is that a deep forefoot is a good boat in head sea, more beam increase stability when drifthing, and less weight = more speed at same HP. Unless you have ridden a lot of differnt hulls (not me) then how do you really know what is good, unless it is in a following sea.

Beauty, like women, is in the eye of the beholder. I like the sportfishing windows and cabin on your boat. Did you own a Henriques before? Which design do you prefer after running both?
 

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tashmoo2,

Thanks, I did not own a Henriques but a friend of my does and I have been fishing on his boat. It has a real nice ride and is very comfortable. A bit heavy on the wallet when it comes to fuel though.
My last boat was a Wayne Beal 28 which I loved but we out grew the boat and needed more room with the kids. Switching from a skeg boat to built down was a big step for me but I am glad I did. It is nice to have a soft ride when going a 100 miles offshore.
 
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