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.
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Recent Blog Posts
17 May 2017 | st marys, ga

Mo' Riggin'

The lack of internet in the boatyard makes ordering parts particularly difficult. The Google Chrome browser on my phone wants to autocomplete entries, but it goofs up, and shipping address becomes billing address. All the entries have to be painstakingly typed in on the little phone virtual keyboard [...]

15 May 2017 | st marys, ga

Catamaran Sophie's Launch

Here’s a link to photos of the launch of catamaran “Sophie” at St Marys Boat Services:

15 May 2017 | st marys, ga

Rigging

With the topsides painting completed work could commence on the rig. The chainplates were reattached to the hulls and now fittings for the stays had to be sussed out. The lashings of the past will be no more, I will be going back to turnbuckles with only lashings on one upper shroud to isolate it from [...]

13 May 2017 | st marys, ga

Chainplates

The punch list for getting the rig ready to restep the mast included torquing down the beam mounting bolts and installing the chainplates. It was important to check the beam mounting bolts because the rig pulls on the hulls and if the bolts are loose the hulls can become canted. Some of the rigging [...]

13 May 2017 | st marys, ga

Fairing and Painting Complete

The internet is still down in the boatyard, so posting the blog requires a ten mile drive for free wifi at Walmart, or at one of the lunch spots.

13 May 2017 | st marys, ga

Panasonic CF-C1 Toughbook

Here’s a shot of the little Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1. These can be had, used, online for less than a hundred bucks. If you are lucky, you can get one that still has its hard drive. This one cost me about $80 and came with a 320 GiB drive. The wifi wasn’t operative, but I have an external powered [...]

Nina and Pinta at St. Marys

18 April 2017 | St. Marys, GA
Capn Andy/Warm Spring
When I received the various parts, hulls, etc. that became Kaimu, it was on Good Friday the 13th back in ‘01. Easter Sunday ‘02 found me in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, up the mast and repairing the main halyard. A biplane came in over the treetops on shore and buzzed me while I was up there. It was early in the morning. I was wondering what that pilot was doing out early on Easter morning. He was probably wondering what I was doing up on that mast.
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This Easter I was getting over the flu and next door they were getting their catamaran lowered from its raised position, which enabled them to repair the rudders and bottoms of the keels. Now in the lowered position they were ready to launch, and eager. In my last post I provided a link to photos of the crane lift, but somehow they were sorted out backwards, so it makes more sense to look at the photo album from the end. It starts with the crane approaching, and so forth.
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I needed to put a coat of arctic white on the epoxied wooden portlight bezel, but that wouldn’t take much paint of all. A small batch of paint is about 5-6 ounces, which is about a fifth of a quart. A quart is said to cover 100 sq ft, so a small batch should cover about 20 sq ft. I added the two forward compartment hatches to the paint job. They are about 4 sq ft each side, top and bottom, so the pair of hatches would need 16 sq ft of paint. It looked like a perfect match. I mixed up a batch and began painting, first the inside of the first hatch, then the topside, then the inside of the second hatch, and what?, I was running out of paint after only 12 sq ft of painting. This also has implications on the amount of paint needed to paint the hull sides. 660 sq ft.
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The replica ships of Columbus came to St. Marys at Lang’s Marina and we toured them and took a bunch of pictures which are uploaded to Flickr at:
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/8728395@N03/albums/72157680953779440
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If you put your cursor over a picture it will reveal a descriptive file name, such as, “Pinta view forward”. I tried to get photos of every rigging detail. The Nina replica has been called the most authentic recreation of a Spanish caravelle.
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