Here is what one Roberts TY40/42 owner had
to say about his boat: ( PROTO-TYPE
FOR TY 420 )
I launched this boat in
June of '97 at Michigan city, IN. Shakedown cruise got a perfect 10. I just completed a
cruise to Florida via the Tenn-Tom to Tampa where I completed the interior. I returned via
the Intercostal, East coast, Hudson, Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. This vessel performed
beyond my wildest expectations. Fuel economy 10, handling 10, speed 9+ pitch stability 9+,
roll stability 7 or 8. No ballast used. (Designers
note: We recommend ballast in all our displacement trawlers).
There is not bow spray rail
pictured in the plan. This boat throws a lot of bow spray when it pitches into a heavy
sea. Fun to watch but very cold on your face when you are on the bridge....Robert J. Wouda
Could you please email me some
information on the Bow Spray Chines, explained in a article sent to you by Robert J Wouda
of America. I built a WR40/42 launched in April 1999, and since then have been
overwhelmed by the performance in all aspects, but do agree the vessel throws a lot
of spray over the bow in short sharp chop. The vessel performs much better in a sea going
situation with longer swells. Looking forward to a early reply in this
matter...Yours faithfully, John McSwan.
DESIGNERS NOTE: The above problem was easily solved...at
Robert and now John's request we made a sketch of where to attach a spray rail to
eliminate the above problem...we designed the WR40/42 in 1968 and have since
spray rails or chines in all our more recent designs.