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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
18 August 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
These are the deck plates that cover the hatches in the sole for access to the bilge. Black epoxy has been applied. It takes several applications to fill all the cracks and faux screw holes. Then the surfaces are ground smooth down to bare wood, leaving the deeper blackened recesses as a contrast. Then a coat or two of clear epoxy and a couple of coats of u/v retardant varnish.
17 August 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
I ran out of graphite right in the middle of the project, so I went down to West Marine to get some more. Now West Marine had closed the local store and consolidated in its store in Glen Burnie, about 15 miles away. When I got to that location there was no West Marine store, but a lunch bistro. My [...]
11 August 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
I recovered from the strange affliction. It may have been a summer flu brought on by a free case of champagne-like wine product. The night before setting out to sail I had consumed a bottle of it. The plan is to take off again as soon as a few minor details are corrected. Spice in the kitchen. Scrape [...]
03 August 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
After anchoring in the mouth of Bodkin Inlet, a pasta dish was crafted in the galley. The galley water pump was on the fritz again, so I used bottled water to rinse things and cook the pasta. No spices. No utensils except a huge jar of plastic forks and knives, with a couple of plastic spoons in there [...]
01 August 2014 | Belvidere Shoal/Chesapeake Bay
Captain Phil did not do well, didn't make it to Kent Island, or even get out of the South River. He ran out of gas, ran aground, and ended up towed off, no food or water, exhausted, gave up on moving his boat that day. The next day he decided to have his sloop hauled out, scraped and powerwashed, and [...]
01 August 2014 | Kent Island/Chesapeake Bay
I'm planning to take the boat out and leave the birds to find another place. At the same time I think how we become very gripped on the land. The spot where we live becomes all important. Our routines become important. The birds have instincts that govern their behavior, so much so that, they can [...]
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