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s/v Kaimu Wharram Catamaran

Vessel Name: Kaimu
Vessel Make/Model: Wharram Custom
Hailing Port: Norwalk, CT
Crew: Andy and the Kaimu Crew
About: Sailors in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.
18 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA
11 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA
11 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA
09 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA
06 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA
31 January 2017 | St. Marys, GA
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04 January 2017 | St Marys, GA
29 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
26 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
18 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
18 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
16 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
13 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
03 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
03 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
28 November 2016 | St. Marys, GA
24 November 2016 | St. Marys, GA
24 November 2016 | St. Marys, GA
Recent Blog Posts
18 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA

BFB Proa Assembly

First I have to give some good reviews to a couple of businesses that have done an excellent job, both sell products on eBay. lcd4notebook is a vendor of laptop computer displays and I ordered a new display for the new toughbook. The display came in, but its backlight didn’t work, so I contacted [...]

11 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA

Hoist!

This is an attempt to make a vertical panoramic shot of Richard and Gill's catamaran as the crane worked to lift the boat so that the rudders could be installed from beneath, the blocking added to keep the boat's keel high enough for final antifouling on the bottom, and the mast also hoisted by the crane and lowered into position.

11 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA

Ama Sutra

Webb Chiles is off at sea again, rounding the Cape of Good Hope in Africa and heading up North. Here is his yellowbrick tracking site: https://my.yb.tl/gannet. I noticed that he has fired right out of the gate with a couple postings of 8 knots plus, in a 24 foot boat.

09 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA

Ama Construction Begins

It was time to start cutting out the hull sides of the ama for the outrigger canoe. I used the old offsets from the ama built in 2014, but had raised the lee gunwale of the ama a bit so that the deck of the ama would match the curvature of the crossbeams. The plywood was cheap 1/8" doorskin from Home [...]

06 February 2017 | St. Marys, GA

Ye Shoppe

Work continued on the hatch coamings, building up the outer perimeter with hardwood, faired with epoxy compound, painted, and the hatch bedded in Bed-It butyl tape. This is the recommended product for bedding hatches and other fittings that bolt or screw onto the hull.

31 January 2017 | St. Marys, GA

Hatch Week 2017

The stormy weekend didn’t stop, Monday morning saw 40 knots of cold northern wind blowing across the North River into the boatyard. The day continued blustery, overcast, and bits of rain now and then. There was no motivation to fight the weather and work on the boat.

The PCA

15 November 2012 | Bodkn Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Capn Andy/cool, seasonal
When I began pulling the boat apart to work on the rot in the sternposts, I found more rot in the #4 beam. This was unexpected and not yet dangerous, but the beams are merely large balks of wood, easy to build, heavy, and not so easy to install. It looks like this will be a priority job following the sternpost repair.
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Recently it was announced the Polynesian Catamaran Association magazine, Seapeople, has been archived at http://www.pca-seapeople.net/sea.people.html. This is a wealth of Wharram catamaran information from the peak years of self built catamarans (so far).
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The picture is of a downloaded copy of a Seapeople issue on a Kindle reading device.
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