Kenny Dumas

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  1. Kenny  Dumas

    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    Bummer. No obvious impact
  2. Kenny  Dumas

    Securing Bow Anchors

    Picked up a 70 foot long 30” diameter cottonwood last week in the 2 knot flood. I set the 5/8 nylon port stern 50lb danforth free with a heavy duty fender. Knife at the ready, It went zing when I unwrapped the cleat and fwap a minute later after it vectored across the current and the rootball rotated loose. Shoulda tied the fender on the loaded rode with a rolling hitch. The 15 of tail behind the cleat to a dead end bowline through the fender seemed like the best bet to get my anchor back but it was like playing tether ball with Jackie Chan in a tornado when that loaded fender line chattered through the rootball with the slack bouncing the fender between log and hull Easy reconnect next day. It’s never that ez but this time it was.
  3. Kenny  Dumas

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    I’m gonna go with “Bang the left corner, twice”
  4. Kenny  Dumas

    Saildrone- new larger model

    Mass forward avoids wing flutter too
  5. Kenny  Dumas

    1,900 containers into the Pacific
  6. Kenny  Dumas

    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    I stopped by the beach for some local weather forecast but haven’t decoded it yet
  7. You’d want to gimbal that wet dream rowing machine and _______
  8. Kenny  Dumas


    Those barrels will beat the shit out of you in any wave state.
  9. Kenny  Dumas

    Dinghy Adventure Anarchy

    Sailed upstream in the decreasing flood, working the eddies and upwelling boils like cat’s paws 5 knot breeze against a 2 knot current = fast trip home
  10. Kenny  Dumas

    Home Ports: Dreams and Nightmares

    If the Kelowna offer falls through, look at a houseboat on Lake Shuswap
  11. Kenny  Dumas

    Anchors Astern!!

    Count the mistakes: 1. Tied tow with no quick release 2. Towed downstream instead of up 3. Nobody had a knife 4. Crew goes aft to help sink
  12. Kenny  Dumas

    Team NYYC

    TH said they would put it back together exactly as it was but the temptation to upgrade will be fierce
  13. Kenny  Dumas

    Team NYYC

    Note that the panel failed in shear, in which carbon is only slightly better than fiberglass
  14. Unless you use a rig so balanced that you rarely touch the water with your steering oar
  15. Kenny  Dumas

    Team NYYC

    I’m guessing that angular piece is the battery bracket that failed and preceded the battery through the hull wherein the hydro forces finished the job. Just guessing.