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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
27 August 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The calculations of solar power, storage capacity, and actual use resulted in an estimate of 2400 watt-hours capacity fed by 60 watts of solar in the starboard hull where the inverter is located. Recommendations are for restricting actual use to about 1/3 capacity. In our case this would be 800 watt [...]
21 August 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
There are a couple of blogs that have become more active and I read them. One is Jack van Ommen's circumnavigation in the sloop Fleet Wood, which had been destroyed in the Mediterranean, but now has been replaced with a sister ship, so he is continuing, on a shoestring budget:
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 [...]
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