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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
01 October 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The throttle arm for the Honda 5HP outboard was fabricated from 1” aluminum angle. The dimensions were taken off a diagram in the service manual. It actually took two tries to make the arm. The first one didn't line up with the choke lever, which pushes the throttle open 9 degrees when the choke [...]
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01 October 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
After looking at the Honda engine diagrams it looks like my description of the gear mechanism is incorrect, the prop shaft doesn't move fore and aft, a dog clutch, which is like a sleeve that can engage the forward and reverse gears, moves fore and aft. The clutch jams into one of the gears and now [...]
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29 September 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The modified fuel fill on the main tank will take a couple days to build up. It's three layers of 3/4" wood block shaped to hold the fuel fill and it will be epoxied on top of the tank. The tank has been emptied and we have about 8 gallons of bad gas to dispose of.
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28 September 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
It's only a couple of weeks to the Great Chesapeake Schooner Race, which I earmarked as a good time to cruise South to Norfolk, take some pictures, and see if the trip further South was a good idea. The preparations were in place to go out for an overnight until the tilt motor failed and we could not [...]
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25 September 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The tilt/trim motor came in on Thursday instead of the following Monday. Great shipper. The plan was to use the time waiting for the motor to do a bunch of unfinished chores. I managed to finally service the batteries, way overdue, each cell taking about 4 ounces of distilled water. Capn Neal had [...]
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24 September 2015 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
I kept experimenting with moon photography and decided to use the Alpex lens. I have two Alpex lenses and their photos came out with similar quality. I compared with the Paragon lens and maybe it was some cirrus coming in, but the Paragon was softer. The Paragon was what I used in the previous post. . I [...]
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