Pretty sure it was Ker.Does anyone know who the designer was for the new bow section? Still Ker?
Always was the challenge with the boat: positioned too close to a TP52 but without the benefit of all those years of development: very different aspect ratios in their sails. However the hull shape did prove to provide performance offshore and the two spreader rig configuration saves a little on rating over a 52 three-spreader rig of the same era (under IRC & ORC, not sure how it works for ORR?)Pretty sure it was Ker.
As an aside. When it was the original plumb bow design it was a great sailing boat with the exception that it leaked like a sieve through deck fittings.
When it got modified to the WW1 type destroyer bow it leaked like a sieve through deck fittings, shoveled water over the deck in amazing amounts and could go from 20 to 10 with enough force to slam one into the bulkhead.
This new bow must be an improvement, somehow. Although to lose boat for boat to a gen2 (?)TP 52 must leave a little to be desired.
But, what do I know? I’m a powerboater.
Copy. Sounds like Someone has a sweet white canoe hanging out somewhere in Rhode Island.They basically cut the front of and gafted a new bow section on.
FYI Peligroso is a Kernan 68The Fast Exit Facebook reports they and Vitesse (RP 52, sailed by an all pro crew) had the fastest elapsed times save for Rio-100 and Bad Pak (Botin 56). Beat many good larger boats such as the NM70 Peligroso boat-for-boat. Seems pretty good for what is reported as her maiden voyage since bow update.
FYI, Vitesse is not a gen2 TP, it is a Southern Cross 52 by RP. That is a torqued up TP52 akin to a Pac52.
I heard their prop fell off on the way to the start line.........