Kaimusailing

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.
22 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
22 August 2016 | b
22 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
14 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
13 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
07 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
31 July 2016 | Rock Hall, Eastern Shore
28 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
26 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
14 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
11 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
04 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
30 June 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
29 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
Recent Blog Posts
22 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Webb hits Agulhas

I always check into Webb Chiles yellow brick position track to see how he is going. It gives his track, lat and long, course and speed, also there is an indication of the wind direction. I was surprised to see him suddenly begin to track to the NE when he was nearly at Durban, did he change his mind [...]

22 August 2016 | b

Yachtwin Thug

OK, it wasn’t a Yachmaster, it is called “Yachtwin”, a thug of an outboard motor. It weighs about 80 lbs. and is a detuned 15 HP motor. This photo is off the internet, but I can’t credit it properly.

22 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Pig in a Poke

The message was that the proa model looked crude. It is. The leeboard and cassettes were hastily drawn and constructed and probably look nothing like the full size build. Having two boards in the water is probably not necessary or the best configuration, but it saves having to move the leeboard from [...]

15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Going the Other Way

Here is the proa model going from right to left. The leeboards pivot backwards to the right.

15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Leeboards Installed

Here is the proa model with the leeboards attached. The model would be going from left to right and the leeboards are trailing back to the left. The cassettes pivot on a pin that passes through the end of the crossbeam, down through the cassette, and down into an additional beam just above the waterline. This beam passes through this side of the hull and fastens to the other hull side. It can be used for lashing the crossbeam which is directly above it. The model is using rubber bands to hold the leeboard in place. A full size installation would use bungees or bicycle inner tubes. Also the cassette and leeboard would be notched to hold the bungee in place. We haven’t added a tiller yet. The aft leeboard would function like a rudder and the forward one would function like a ... leeboard.

15 August 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Leeboard and Cassette

Here is a leeboard and the cassette. The leeboard fits into the cassette which has a slot created by plywood cheeks glued onto both sides of the cassette insert.

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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