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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
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. [...]
18 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The race was on to get as much done in dry weather before the next monsoon kicked in, so epoxy allergy was ignored and the new shipment of epoxy was put to full use.
17 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Our rainy weather took a break and we had a forecast of about 4 days of dry weather. It was time to glue up the tortured ply proa hull.
17 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
A rain day led to an indoor project, recommission the wind generator. The plan was to reinstall it with a shorter mast and rewire its leads. The rain was forecast to let up later in the day, so there was the possibility to mount the wind generator on the boat, if it could be built in one day.
16 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Each hullside had 3 seams and they line up with the wae's, the thwarts for lashing crossbeams. The wae at bulkhead #2 is embedded in the bulkhead and the bulkhead presses the butt blocks against the seam. The seam is relieved with a dart, i.e. the edge of the hull side panel from the gunwale to the [...]
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