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Vessel Name: Kaimu
Vessel Make/Model: Wharram Custom
Hailing Port: Norwalk, CT
About: Andy and the Kaimu Crew
About: Sailors in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.
Recent Blog Posts
27 July 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The respite from the heat continued with daytime temps only up to about 80. A small bit of repair was done on the medicine cabinet. The rear panel was shot, so a 3/16” ply panel was put there instead, epoxied. Work continued cleaning up the pile of tools and debris from the plumbing and electrical [...]
23 July 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
A winch handle came in, supposed to be 5/8” old Lewmar to fit the main halyard winch, but it was 11/16” and will be used for the 11/16” winches – running backstays (2) and the staysail/jib halyard (1). The two sheet winches are Gepard and use a hex drive unlike any other winch I've seen. Perhaps [...]
17 July 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The message was that I was going about things all wrong. Not enough time put in on the boat project per day. I needed to hire help and get things done. I needed to stop fooling around with it and get it into sailing condition. Also my blog about what work was being done was "too boring, I don't have [...]
13 July 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The poor formatting of the last blog post was due to using Notepad to write it. I'm back on the Linux machine using LibreOffice Writer. Plus, the photo manipulation is better with DigiKam. I went back and re-uploaded the text.
03 July 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
I have to put in a good word for Lenovo, the laptop computer people. The nav computer from them is model R60 and worked fine running Windows XP. I don't have to worry about security issues because it won't be used online. The generic drivers and functions with an ordinary Windows installation work [...]
29 June 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Sadly, the Chinese solar charge controller had the engine battery at a lower voltage than when it started. I added more portable solar panels to it and it began to charge again. It looks like a 1/4 volt voltage drop through the charge controller. I'll be patient with it and see if it will work out. . I [...]
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