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
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 [...]

Rigging

15 May 2017 | st marys, ga
Capn Andy/Warm Spring
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 the rest of the rig for use as a SSB antenna. The other upper shroud has an eye pinned to a tang on the mast and the other end is an eye shackled directly to the chainplate with a long D shackle. The lower shrouds are already pinned to the mast and the lower ends will be cut to fit and terminated with swageless forks by Blue Wave of Denmark. Each lower will get a turnbuckle with toggles and pins to attach to the chainplates and the swageless forks. The running backstays will be as before, pinned to the mast and terminated in 6;1 purchase shackled to their chainplates. Up forward the new headstay is increased to 3/8“, pinned to a Y shaped pair of tangs on the mast and terminated with a Norseman swageless stud that fits a turnbuckle which is pinned by a large shackle’s pin. The large bow shackle holds the two inboard eyes of the bridle, of 3/8“ wire, and the outboard ends are shackled to tangs on the bow crosstube fittings. The inner forestay remains at 3/8“, pinned to Y shaped pair of tangs on the mast and terminated at the bottom by a ;Blue Wave swageless fork which is pinned to a large turnbuckle which is pinned to the inner forestay bridle which is 1/2“ stainless rod which is backed by nylock nuts in the ends of the bow crosstube and the inner ends terminate in a heavy stainless fitting again with nylock nuts, and the fitting provides an eye for the adjusting turnbuckle.
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The old rig had the staysail tacked to an eye at the center of beam #1 and the sail overlapped the main. Now it will be tacked forward at the bow crosstube and will be club footed with the club boom sheeted to a short traveler just in front of the #2 beam, with a traveler car that will make this sail self tending. The old RF genoa topsail will be replaced with a yankee topsail hanked on, or a large genoa for light airs, also hanked on. No more roller furler. It is expected to not cause a great deal of extra foredeck work while sailing, just the difference of hoisting a sail rather than rolling it out.
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The photo is of the trawler that dwarfs Kaimu.
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