impetuous_donkey

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About impetuous_donkey

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  • Birthday 10/05/1980

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    Olympia, WA
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    sailing, skiing, climbing.... but usually just find myself working

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  1. impetuous_donkey

    Youtube slideshow: F31 tri Ottawa to Abaco, Bahamas 2018

    How do you like that traveler system? Did you fabricate it yourself?
  2. impetuous_donkey

    Farrier International Update - Exciting days ahead!

    Any idea of what the new F-33 will run?
  3. impetuous_donkey

    Anybody interested in building a fast boat - affordably?

    Awesome! Sounds like a plan.
  4. impetuous_donkey

    Anybody interested in building a fast boat - affordably?

    I'm likely going to be on the east coast looking at a few other trimaran options; mainly F-boat designs, this fall-spring. Maybe I could swing by and take a look at your boat during that time?
  5. impetuous_donkey

    Anybody interested in building a fast boat - affordably?

    As much as I like the idea, I'm not sure how I could dedicate the time required to complete the build in a reasonable amount of time so it may just remain a dream. I am towards the end of a large project so that may be skewing my thoughts but I'll keep this in mind and message you should I be able to figure out a way to commit the time.
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    Anybody interested in building a fast boat - affordably?

    I think your boat is a wonderful concept and would be my ideal boat for the current time in my life (38). Living on the West Coast/ PNW though there really doesn't seem to be much in the of ocean multihull races to participate in. What would you estimate the time in man hours and cost for something like you are talking about?
  7. impetuous_donkey

    Making a light displacement boat more cruise friendly

    A lot of good advice, I appreciate it! I'll try and fabricate up a new bracket for the autopilot, reef earlier and look into those headsets. She really likes the boat when we use it as a trawler but the sailing seems to bit a bit much for her. The plans to switch boats came after a sail from Olympia to the Narrows marina for lunch. It was a nice down wind run with the current. The forecast was for 8-15 but it ended up being a consistent 18- midtwenties. I decided to reef around devils head and asked her to take the tiller while we headed up into the wind. The wind; as it often is in this area, was it's usual shifty self and she had a hard time staying ahead of the boat and was making too small of adjustments on the tiller which led to a few unexpected tacks. We then switched places and she got the reef eye on the hook and off we went again. We made it to the Narrows just over 2 hours after casting off the lines and had an uneventful docking. Immediately after she went and puked off the dock and then laid down. After reading through these posts, there are many things I could have done to make that day smoother and hopefully have better experiences in the future.
  8. impetuous_donkey

    Making a light displacement boat more cruise friendly

    Those are some good ideas, thanks.
  9. impetuous_donkey

    Making a light displacement boat more cruise friendly

    Good point, I'll try reading earlier and see if that helps. She gets pretty freaked out with quick healing in the gusts
  10. impetuous_donkey

    Making a light displacement boat more cruise friendly

    The boat is a Martin 30, it's a one off cold molded boat. It sailed in B.C. under the name "knockout" and later in BC and Seattle as "Scimitar".
  11. I had planned on selling my boat and picking up a Farrier but haven't had much interest so I'm now thinking of ways to make it more cruise friendly. It's a 30 foot boat and has a 4000 lbs displacement and a P measurement of 40ft so it powers up fairly quickly. I love it but it scares my SO and since having a kid and growing a side business my sailing will likely be much more evening and weekend cruising than racing focused. I'm thinking of installing a tides strong track and having a new mainsail made with a smaller roach and shorter foot, eliminating the headstay foil and going to hank on foresails and maybe adding a sprit to fly an asymmetric spinnaker. Any other ideas on what give it a mellower ride?
  12. impetuous_donkey

    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    I'll sign that petition
  13. impetuous_donkey

    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    To me a boat like this is like a SR-71; a truly beautiful piece of engineering and human ingenuity but also not attainable by the average person. I can only dream of what it would be like to streak across the earth in one of these but also know that I will likely never get the chance. It was an amazing boat and it is sad to see it meet the end it will likely face but newer and better designs will come.
  14. impetuous_donkey

    US Sailing Gender identification interim policy

    Here is where there is a fair amount of bullshit ( I think). The often reported study that was done shows which only included 8 trans athletes showed there wasn't much difference based on a similar height person of the same gender. At 5'10" I'm in the 59th percentile for height as a male in the US; if I were a female I'd be in the 98.7th percentile for height. There also comes into play how much replacement or additional hormones should be allowed. Should a natural born male low in testosterone be allowed to supplement steroids to come closer to those who have a higher disposition. It seems like a very difficult thing to pin down and allow fair competition.
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    US Sailing Gender identification interim policy

    Kind of but a XX do get to take steroids without penalty....