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Kaimusailing
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
29 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The little decks on the bows of the tortured ply hull were marked and cut out. To my chagrin it was impossible to dry clamp them into position without the longitudinal deck beam sagging and allowing the deck to lose its camber for most of its length. When I checked the model, which should have the [...]
25 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Crossbeam saddles were marked and cut out. The gunwales were marked for the saddles on both hulls. The saddles are rectangular blocks as wide as the gunwales plus inwales, and long enough to span the width of the crossbeams plus a 3/4” square cross section “bumper” on either side of the cross [...]
24 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Here is a photo of the wave piercer hull getting inwales.
24 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The bulkheads that were cut out had a shape that was not just a random curve that looked good, the curve is calculated to allow the top tip of the bulkhead to flex just a little bit. That way, the bond of the bulkhead to the upper portion of the hull won't separate as easily.
20 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The message was that it was confusing that all the recent blog posts about building a proa are labeled “tortured ply main hull”, yet a lot of them are about building the wave piercer main hull. Probably I should have used the title “proa main hull”, but that might be confusing as well. The [...]
19 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
It has been about a month since the proa project was started. It took about a week and a day to make the ama, not including paint and the details of the crossbeam struts. There have been quite a few lay days with rainy weather. It looks like the basic main hulls can be built in about 2 weeks each. [...]
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