8 Day on the Famous RP

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by jer dog, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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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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  2. Tar Pit

    Tar Pit Well-Known "Member"

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

    tunacraze Well-Known "Member"

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  4. tommysdad

    tommysdad Member

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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.
     
  5. reel man

    reel man Common sense

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    Going to get a lot of shit for this but, personally the RP is a long range cattle boat.
     
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  6. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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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.
     
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  7. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

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    Stateroom photos of downstairs rooms on the RP...

    Click on the link to open..
     

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  8. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    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.
     
  9. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Jeff, what's with the rod bundles in the rooms?
     
  10. Greg C

    Greg C Newbie

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    Didn't like the staterooms with heads - had a funky smell from day 1.
     
  11. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral 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...
     
  12. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral 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
     
  13. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I did a video Walk through of the RP on my last trip
    here you go:

     
  14. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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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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  15. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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

     
  16. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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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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  17. H20buffalo112

    H20buffalo112 El Bombero

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    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.
     
  18. dk71311

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    Avoid 19 and 20. Very bad sewer smell.
     
  19. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    which boat--RRIII or RP?
     
  20. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    The Rooster has 16 staterooms Brad...
     
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