8 Day on the Famous RP

jer dog

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I been looking at a 8 Day on the Famous RP , but need some help trying
to Find their Stateroom Lay Out, any help form
the Guys that have Fished on her in the Past would be Great
thanks.
 
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Tar Pit

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Stay away from #14. It's next to the AC, Damp and noisy.
 

tommysdad

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If you count on empty bunks for extra storage, avoid 19&20, they store soda, etc in the bottom bunks there. Also, that rear head can get ripe by day 5 or 6.

I've never been in 1 or 2, but am told temp is hard to keep down because of galley.
 

reel man

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If you count on empty bunks for extra storage, avoid 19&20, they store soda, etc in the bottom bunks there. Also, that rear head can get ripe by day 5 or 6.

I've never been in 1 or 2, but am told temp is hard to keep down because of galley.
Going to get a lot of shit for this but, personally the RP is a long range cattle boat.
 

vegasandre

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Going to get a lot of shit for this but, personally the RP is a long range cattle boat.
Really? Now, Maybe its not the Indy (the best layed out and updated boat in the fleet) but of the 9 or ten LR boats its probably #4 just ahead of the RR3 (based on the boat layout/condition only and not the operation)

I found the boat comfortable on my recent 8 day and was in cabin 13 midships port side and it was good. Liked the bathroom downstairs.
Bathrooms upstairs were updated and nice. Galley /cabin area was nice too.
My only major complaint(boat layout) is the lack of rocket launchers /tackle storage area in the stern (despite the huge space there) which translated into many different tackle box alterations and customizations that you may not see on other boats and it littered the back- forward of the bait tanks. But even with that tackle box show- there was still a ton of room. Even with the 33 anglers we had.

Captain Roy is up there with ,and may be- the best. I really mean that .

Anyway fwiw I am going on 18 day in Feb on the boat and will report back how it felt with 24 or so.
 

Steve K

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Going to get a lot of shit for this but, personally the RP is a long range cattle boat.
Well, never fished the RP, there's the disclaimer, but haven't fish the Indy either. There's a group of five boats over 100 feet that fish Long Range. Four of them, Red Rooster III, Royal Polaris, Independence and the Big Boat, and for shorter to mid range trips they'll routinely take loads of 28-30 (Rooster) up to 32-35 (RP) except for the higher priced limited load trips.

Go to the longer trips, 15-18 dayers, loads go down like 23 on the Rooster and 22-25 on the RP, similar to the loads on Intrepid.

You really do get what you pay for. I did a 6 day in late September and the load of 29 went to 31 with an overbook of one and a sponsor's rep. If it had been anything other than Wahoo fishing, I think it would have been fine, but 31 slinging bombs and jigs with multiple hookups can be pretty crazy. I'm very much looking forward to the 14 day next month with a load of 18. Most we will see is maybe 20 and very nice way to fish.
 

Steve K

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Holi-e-Mackeral

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To Answer Steve's question..

I took the room photos on load day on a Fly down, Fly back trip..

Guys who were flying down 4 days later, put their gear in their staterooms...
 

Holi-e-Mackeral

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I encourage others to take photos of each room on other boats to share on this site, similiar to what I have posted here
 

Bill W

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Some of that video looks like the RR3 layout. I think whatever boat you ride, one thing for sure, you just get spoiled for anything else.
 
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vegasandre

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Some of that video looks like the RR3 layout. I think whatever boat you ride, one thing for sure, you just get spoiled for anything else.
Hi Bill , yes the RP is very similar to the Rooster.
The Rooster is about 10 feet smaller and 3 feet narrower- but its layed out the same:
wasted seating area behind the bait tanks(my opinion), Galley on starboard side. Similar up stairs. the one table in the cabin on the starboard side and the long table/seating area in the front of the galley
with the major exception that the Rooster doesnt have any heads downstairs-

here is a walk through I did on the RR3-
but for whatever reason I lost my footage of the cabins below deck and i did this before the rocket launcher was installed top deck.
they are all cool boats in theire own way. I know you have been on the rooster like a million times. I am going to post something funny I found on you tube yesterday shortly

 

Bill W

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Nice Andre... the upper deck rod rack on the middle island does have a flaw. (Not shown) In bumpy seas the rod butts roll around and catch on the tube ends. I suggest some padding, like a cup or a rag for cushioning. Also last year Andy installed really nice rod holder base that allows the fire hose to store under the rods. Every year something new... For those going on the Rooster, check out the boat rod holders I made on the upper deck. Will bring them down Wed....
 
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H20buffalo112

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I been look at a 8 Day on the Famous RP , but need some help trying
to Find their Stateroom Lay Out, any help form
the Guys that have Fished on her in the Past would be Great
thanks.
Talk to the secretary at the office and ask what's a avalaible to you ands it location. There's a state room on the starboard Aft ,next to engine room bulkhead very noisy. Forgot the stateroom number.
 

Otis2527

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Really? Now, Maybe its not the Indy (the best layed out and updated boat in the fleet) but of the 9 or ten LR boats its probably #4 just ahead of the RR3 (based on the boat layout/condition only and not the operation)

I found the boat comfortable on my recent 8 day and was in cabin 13 midships port side and it was good. Liked the bathroom downstairs.
Bathrooms upstairs were updated and nice. Galley /cabin area was nice too.
My only major complaint(boat layout) is the lack of rocket launchers /tackle storage area in the stern (despite the huge space there) which translated into many different tackle box alterations and customizations that you may not see on other boats and it littered the back- forward of the bait tanks. But even with that tackle box show- there was still a ton of room. Even with the 33 anglers we had.

Captain Roy is up there with ,and may be- the best. I really mean that .

Anyway fwiw I am going on 18 day in Feb on the boat and will report back how it felt with 24 or so.
That whole tackle box/ rods on tackle boxes on the deck is a mess. Its been awhile since I have fished the RP but I really dont like that situation.
 
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Steve K

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From the sum of the replies, it seems that the RP is famous for AC problems, ripe smelling heads, staterooms with bunks filled with canned beverage storage, noisy stuffy damp...
 
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dtf

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Was also famous for ice maker that didn't work in a swell but I believed that's been fixed/replaced
 

Steve K

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That whole tackle box/ rods on tackle boxes on the deck is a mess. Its been awhile since I have fished the RP but I really dont like that situation.
And, it does look like there's just not enough room for tackle boxes. Boxes all over the deck, no thanks! To me, the use of all those rocket launchers is a joke, especially in view of the fact that there are so many empty rod holder spots on the sides of the house.
 

vegasandre

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And, it does look like there's just not enough room for tackle boxes. Boxes all over the deck, no thanks! To me, the use of all those rocket launchers is a joke, especially in view of the fact that there are so many empty rod holder spots on the sides of the house.
The lack of an adequate tackle center and rocket launcher is the biggest problem the boat has . Pretty much only 3 boats have really adequate tackle areas. I also do not like the tackle box on deck deal . I mean then where do I put my folding chair?

The rest of the boat is good. not great but good. it rates #4 out the ten boats as far as overall layout on my little list. I am not going to get into a list thing but the top three as far as layout:
Indy -by a mile
Excel
Intrepid

The Rp exceeded my expectations when I hesitantly fished it this year (Guadalupe or bust)
 
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bstevens

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Aug 4, 2006
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Brandon
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If you count on empty bunks for extra storage, avoid 19&20, they store soda, etc in the bottom bunks there. Also, that rear head can get ripe by day 5 or 6.

I've never been in 1 or 2, but am told temp is hard to keep down because of galley.
Went to Clipperton on a 23 day in stateroom 2, I was in heaven and there is no longer a stateroom 1 because the AC unit is there