New Rambler

lstsailr

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Ah....that's what "wharrrrrnKAY" means. Thanks for translating

edit: Juan-Design needs a new website...

 
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edouard

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If indeed it is a Juan-K design, I can't wait for the reactions of the "how on earth does anyone still give this guy a job" brigade :)

 

Icedtea

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My guess: Rambler's contract is probably from a while ago.
I would put money on that being the case.

It's pretty clear Juan K's ship has sailed- too many failures, too many boats that don't go....

He had success in the Volvo but that's it. However that is one pretty impressive place to be sucessful.

 

oioi

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So juan k was out of his depth in the ac72, he had no multi hull experience and it seems in hindsight foolish to have given him the job. He still has a pretty impressive mono record especially in the vor. His record in imoca is not great, although stamms boat seemed fast if a little fragile. ..

 

forss

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I like JuanK imocas.

Pindar(black-and-white hugo boss) & Chem. Poj. were both real powerful machines.

Too powerful for solo, but maximum that rule allowed.

Still love his ideas.

New Rambler must be good, otherwise he is out of the business.

 

Abbo

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I think he's a genius and his Volvo results are proof enough of that. I was stunned when Artemis selected him for the AC34. Zero track record in multi's. Big call and it bit them hard.

I don't think Volvo and IMOCA style designs will ever do consistently well in normal coastal races. They are built to do laps of the marble and do that very well but.......... They are too far into one corner of design. Absolute dogs in light air, can't run deep and can't point very high. So if the new Rambler is a typical JK design they are going to struggle in the shorter coastal races unless they get a vast majority (like 90%) of the course reaching in decent pressure. Should do well in the longer stuff though... Trans Atlantic etc.

 
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SCANAS

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Are there any renderings / plans for Rambler 80 yet?

Yes the Juan K boats have had failures but he was probably just pushing the boundaries too far. Hopefully he has learnt and moved on.

 

MR.CLEAN

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Are there any renderings / plans for Rambler 80 yet?

Yes the Juan K boats have had failures but he was probably just pushing the boundaries too far. Hopefully he has learnt and moved on.
Been desperately trying to find some but JuanK is not our biggest pal. Sorry! At least we got Clark's up before anyone else.

 

SCANAS

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Are there any renderings / plans for Rambler 80 yet?

Yes the Juan K boats have had failures but he was probably just pushing the boundaries too far. Hopefully he has learnt and moved on.
Been desperately trying to find some but JuanK is not our biggest pal. Sorry! At least we got Clark's up before anyone else.

Thanks Clean, It looks good. Do you think they will bring it downunder for the Hobart?

 

MR.CLEAN

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Clarke's a mono or a picklefork?
180% scaled version of the Macif Open 60, looks like to me.

2015 Hobart, absolutely. 2014 sea trials and caribbean, then over to Med, then over to Oz. That's my info anyway, but Clarke will be here to present on Saturday.

 

Abbo

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Canting keel with pedestals? Why the f#$% would you do that? Makes no sense at all?

They better hope they don't get 2013 conditions in the 2014 Hobart, Oats will smash them!

 
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