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 [...]

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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