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.
17 September 2017 | st marys, ga
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17 September 2017 | st marys, ga

Hurricane Immunity

According to the officials, we were without power for almost exactly 48 hours. It went out in the middle of the night a week ago and returned in the middle of the night the second night.

14 September 2017 | st marys, ga

Irma Photos

It seems the day after a hurricane is the best weather, blue skies, a little bit breezy, maybe it’s just the contrast with the horrific conditions of the day before.

12 September 2017 | St Marys, GA

Irma Update

No power, no internet. There have been many requests for an update, mostly by yardbirds who skedaddled to get away or hadn't yet returned to the boatyard.

10 September 2017 | st marys, ga

Irma Dwindles

After seeing the 0500 and 1100 NOAA updates to the progress of Irma, I decided to continue to hunker down and sit out the hurricane in the St. Marys boatyard.

09 September 2017 | st marys, ga

Bracing for It

It was 16 years ago on this date when I launched Kaimu in Norwalk, Connecticut, still unfinished, but able to motor and afloat.

08 September 2017 | st marys, ga

Final Approach

It’s not like I haven’t been through a hurricane before, nor Kaimu, nor St Marys, the big problem is going out on the highway to get away from the hurricane. The drivers. When we went to Jacksonville to pick up the mainsail, we encountered the local Jax, FL, drivers, and I commented to Dr. Ken, [...]

North River

29 December 2016 | St. Marys, GA
Capn Andy/Winter
I made Beouf Bourguignon for Christmas Day for anyone still in the boatyard. The expected group of about a dozen boatyarders ended up with just four of us and a huge kettle of food. I followed both Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles recipe and one of Martha Stewart's. I had planned to make parmesan potatoes, but ended up putting them in the beef cooking pot, so it became beef stew.
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I was unable to find parts for the VHF whip antenna that goes on the top of the mast. It is a TRAM Browning with a loading coil that has a 3/8X24 stud, a common antenna mounting thread. The whip and mounting nut that came in fit the thread, but would not support the whip properly. Perhaps I had ordered the wrong replacement whip, like maybe for a Metz antenna.
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My email to the TRAM Browning distributor was not answered. The Shakespeare whip antenna looked like it might have the same mounting hardware, so I searched for that. I ended up on a CB shop site called Blue Parrott, and was able to find parts there that would do the job. What I ended up ordering was a 3/8X24 coupling nut and a .1" whip stud mounting. We will see if they fit. Total cost was less than ten dollars.
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I had purchased a couple of cheap GPS dongles from China and one came in. On the back of it was the name "G-Mouse". It took some work to get it to connect to OpenCPN on the linux machine running Navigatrix. In the connection tab, the connection is /dev/ttyACM0, where 0 is zero. There is a wealth of info on the Navigatrix forum about troubleshooting GPS devices. I have another coming in and we'll see if that will work. It is like a thumbdrive, it has no cable.
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The no-see-ums came back, like they do this time of year, swarming and biting. I retreated to the safety of the galley. The sky was bright with sunset clouds, so I grabbed the 30D and took the bike down to the dock and took a picture. Sometimes, even with flies biting you, an image can make it all worth it.
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