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Kaimu s/v Kaimu Wharram Catamaran
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
26 June 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Here is a link to the rest of the cloud photos, unreduced in size ala sailblogs:
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26 June 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Missed the heat record today by one degree. Heat index 105. A shopping trip got various screws, including stainless set screws, for the furler, allen wrenches from Harbor Freight, a stop at the West Marine store in Glen Burnie, no, they didn't have anything that I needed. Not very big on sailboat [...]
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22 June 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Capn Ed came down to the dock. He'd been away for a few weeks, maybe the impending mast project kept him away. He produced an extra beer for me, so I made an effort and explained how the project was going. The mast was up, with winches, with goose neck for the boom, only the headstay and roller furler [...]
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18 June 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
A milder day brought the enthusiasm back and the two halyard winches were mounted along with their winch pads on the mast, bedded in colloidal silica. The winches were serviced, by flushing with water for the marelon winch and a carburettor cleaner tank for the bronze winch. The marelon does not need [...]
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16 June 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Raising the mast took 3 days. The first day was getting all the gear set up. Day 2 it was hoisted almost completely, maybe 20 degrees left. Day 3 was the final hoist and de-rigging of the hoisting gear. The mast base had to be moved to its exact position using a come-along and bolted to the longitudinal [...]
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10 June 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
When the mast comes up, it gets easier to hoist it, but the guys controlling the mast loosen up real fast. You have to resist the temptation to just hoist it and take up the slack in the guys.
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