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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
16 November 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
After lining up the proa hulls with the crossbeams temporarily lashed into position, the final steps of finishing the paint job on the tortured ply hull brought the project to a stopping point. The outrigger canoes could be used to paddle around for now, but further work to develop the sailing rigs [...]
11 November 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
More paint, more paint. The tortured ply hull got the light bluish gray on the remaining hull side while white was applied to the remaining interior hull side and any untouched spots on the gunwales.
11 November 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
While the proa parts await attention, mostly painting, I got a chance to bring Kaimu to the dock. First winch up the anchor and motor to Pleasure Cove Marine for holding tank pump-out, then motor to the dock and tie up. Now the boat can be provisioned and readied for the up coming cruise.
06 November 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
It is time to begin provisioning for a long cruise. Food on board is one of the most important factors in maintaining the crew, both physical and morale. Some think the quality of the cook on a vessel is one of the most important factors in a successful voyage.
05 November 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
After a rain day the project was uncovered. The ama was positioned about 8 feet from the wave piercer main hull and crossbeams temporarily bungeed into the cross beam saddles. The ama and hull were adjusted to see what angle the crossbeam should take. Will it curve or be straight. The original idea [...]
29 October 2014 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
The little decks on the bows of the tortured ply hull were marked and cut out. To my chagrin it was impossible to dry clamp them into position without the longitudinal deck beam sagging and allowing the deck to lose its camber for most of its length. When I checked the model, which should have the [...]
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