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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.
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Recent Blog Posts
25 June 2017 | st marys, ga

Brown Farm

The America’s Cup racing began with a four race trouncing of Oracle by Emirates Team New Zealand. The Kiwi’s lead at every mark and were able to sail less than perfectly and still win 4-zip. The speed differential between the boats was more marked than the Kiwi’s advantage over the Swede’s. [...]

19 June 2017 | st marys, ga

Pure Sine Wave

I missed out on the final race of the Louis Vuitton competition and it was the Kiwi’s who seemed to have come up with the boat speed to finish off the Swede’s who had looked so fast. The Swede’s had been the only team to dominate Oracle in the round robin series. The talk is that Iain Percy will [...]

10 June 2017 | st marys, ga

Carb Die It

The big day of Louis Vuitton racing arrived with both pairs of semifinal competitors at 3-1 and three races scheduled for each pair. It was possible for both semifinal races to be decided today.

08 June 2017 | st marys, ga

June Bridles

It rained and rained, a steady train of thunderstorms came up from the Gulf, across Florida, and dumped rain and an F1 tornado. There were intervals between the storms when it was possible to poke your head out and do something, then downpours. The starboard upper shroud was relashed, so now all of [...]

06 June 2017 | st marys, ga

Bermuda Boneyard

I always take it that maybe I’m depressed when I stop cooking or photography. There is also the possibility of manic behavior in the kitchen or behind the camera. When I start picking images off the internet or saatchiart.com, which is also on the internet, and do not capture my own images, or when [...]

03 June 2017 | st marys, ga

Skeeter Pyro

It may seem that we are sitting around watching America's Cup boats sailing and not getting anything else done. That is only partially true. The heat wave makes working in the afternoon very difficult, so it is a good time to take a siesta, but on America's Cup sailing days the racing comes on in early [...]

Panasonic CF-C1 Toughbook

13 May 2017 | st marys, ga
Capn Andy/Warm Spring
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 antenna that worked fine with this computer. It had Windows on it, password protected, but I planned on loading it up with the latest Navigatrix operating system, which is based on the Ubuntu linux operating system.
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The navigatrix site has a support section that can help with the installation. This computer doesn’t have a DVD/CD drive, so burning an installation disk wouldn’t work. Instead a USB stick was used and “USB HDD” was selected in BIOS as the boot device. Installation takes a little while. One peculiarity was that when I entered my password during the install, I must have hit the caps lock button, because when I later tried to start it up and login, I had to turn on caps lock. There is another peculiar thing with the num lock button. When the computer boots up, it turns on num lock just before the login page comes up. You have to turn it off. So I have two buttons to address during login.
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The CF-C1 that I have has an Intel Core i5 processor and came with 4 GiB of RAM. It seems to run a lot faster than the older Core Duo machine it will be replacing.
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The old CF-52 is clunkier and actually not as rugged as this little Toughbook. It has liquid resistant keyboard and is said to withstand a 30 inch drop (like from the table to the floor) without interrupting the operating system. It’s not as rugged as the Getac B300X, but it weighs less than 3 pounds and the Getac is around 8.
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It has a touch sensitive screen and can be converted to a tablet by rotating the screen and closing it with the screen showing. There is a built in stylus and I found it useful when in the normal laptop mode to quickly select things instead of moving the cursor around with the touchpad.
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It has a brighter than ordinary screen for daylight viewing, but it is nowhere near as bright as the Getac, which is truly daylight viewable. When it comes time to take the laptop to a marina lounge, this CF-C1 will be the one to carry, not the Getac.
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