Kenny Dumas

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About Kenny Dumas

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  1. Kenny Dumas

    Cool or Homo .... are we "That" PC

    Fucking Racoons.
  2. Kenny Dumas

    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Fucking cool effort. Thanks for the entertainment Arete'
  3. Kenny Dumas

    Funniest Interaction with Non Racers Thread

    Racing J 24s when they were cool, a ski boat wakes us pretty bad on a very light air spinnaker run, our foredeck flips em off and says something rude about slowing us down, he smiles and does laps around us at max wake speed. I figured we deserved it, so pretty funny. Foredeck fumed uncontrollably, which was an early indication of what an asshole he turned out to be, and still is.
  4. Kenny Dumas

    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    12 ft seas at 7 seconds is worse than the shit that Skip left Wildflower in. "Stay away, monsters be there"
  5. Kenny Dumas

    Jib up with assym on sportboat?

    How about a little more detail on "sheeting to windward to drive out of a broach". It makes sense but hadn't thought of it before.
  6. The strap-on toys are pretty cool. An OC-1 or 2 though, not surf ski, you can see the ama.
  7. Kenny Dumas

    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    A local FBI guy, who is supposed to always carry, leaves his gun home when fishing. He gets sick pretty easy and figures he'd use the gun to self medicate if it was available. Ganja is the answer.
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    Google earth shows most of those barrier islands have a 10-15 foot tall sand berm near the beach but most of the island is under 10 feet elevation. A 13 foot surge plus 85 foot wave will be ugly. Hoping for the best, but hard to see any relief at this point. Can't the government shut Florence down with some contrails or something?
  9. Kenny Dumas

    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    Interesting question Zonker: I wonder if it would make sense to have some spring / stored energy you could apply that would do a similar function. Put it under tension to lift a foot or whatever and let the natural wave loading move it when its easy.
  10. Kenny Dumas

    Ft. Lauderdale to Key West

    Smart strippers also provide "Boat cleaning" services...but rates may change depending on service level.
  11. Kenny Dumas

    Best Sailing Knife

    Read "Shadow Divers" about finding a U boat off New Jersey. Great book about diving deep pre-nitrox mix. They laugh about posers using expensive dive knives and use cheap ones on the theory that if you drop it or need to abuse it, you don't want to risk your life for even a moment for a fucking knife. Interesting perspective.
  12. Kenny Dumas

    Rod Rigging Tension Gauge for 11mm rod shroud

    Thanks Zonker, pretty handy rule of thumb: Key table shows: 5% of breaking load = 1 mm stretch in 2 meters of 1x19, or 0.05% (strain) Dyform = 0.95 mm Rod = 0.7 mm
  13. I guess launching all that energy vertically is a good way to dissipate it. And it looks really cool.
  14. Kenny Dumas

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Happy for Are. Self reliance is a major part of the journey.
  15. Kenny Dumas

    E-PAC Tropical Wx- About To Get Really Busy

    Leaving from Oregon might make sense, but few do. If Blanco/Mendocino is going off you could easily go outside the whole mess.