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
24 February 2018 | st marys, ga

Drone Photography

The issue of professional photography I ran into last post is probably not an issue. If people take public images off the internet and use them, why not? If you need a photographer to make an advertisement or shoot your wedding, certainly no internet photograph is going to work for you. The professional [...]

19 February 2018 | st marys, ga

Catamaran Launch at St Marys

A time lapse video of the relaunch of Time and Tide, a Fountaine Pajot Antigua catamaran, was uploaded to Flickr at:

12 February 2018 | st marys, ga

Paglia e Fieno

The superfoiler race series from Geelong, Australia happened on their Sunday afternoon, our Saturday evening on the USA East Coast. I managed to fall asleep while napping so I could follow the action from about 10 PM to midnight Saturday. I woke Sunday morning.

09 February 2018 | st marys, ga

More Flying Boats

I don’t know of many people who watch sailboat races, but I am one who will. The Superfoiler series from Down Under is similar to the 18 foot skiff racing. This is a professional sailing series with the boats funded by sponsorship and big name sailors hired as crew. The boats are light, sail on [...]

05 February 2018 | st marys, ga

i60e Action Cam

With my main distraction, the quadcopter drone, out of the way with a burnt battery charger, I had no excuse to malinger. I had an unpleasant task that I was avoiding, sponging out the bilges that were somehow collecting rainwater. It is hard for me to contort myself down under the galley table, under [...]

03 February 2018 | st marys, ga

Claude Diode

The android app that helped me so much is called quadcopter XG simulator. It is free and seems to accurately mimic actual control of a quadcopter.

More Flying Boats

09 February 2018 | st marys, ga
Capn Andy/chilly winter
I don’t know of many people who watch sailboat races, but I am one who will. The Superfoiler series from Down Under is similar to the 18 foot skiff racing. This is a professional sailing series with the boats funded by sponsorship and big name sailors hired as crew. The boats are light, sail on foils most of the time, and have a crew of 3. It looks like a weekly event and it’s viewable on You Tube. The footage consists of action cams mounted on the crews’ helmets and on other places on the boat, plus there is aerial footage.
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My own little action cam, the i60e, was tested out recording time lapse video. I elected to use 760p as the format and left the camera running, sitting on the patio outside the woodshop. Ron the carpenter was using a thickness planer to prepare teak lumber for a big job renewing a large sailboats interior. I meanwhile got back to work on Kaimu’s starboard keel.
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I started at the stern just in front of the rudder skeg and removed any fiberglass sheathing that wasn’t stuck to the wood and faired the gouges left from the impact with the jetty. After getting about 2/3‘s of the way to the bow I had had enough of the nasty fiberglass dust. I could use a respirator and keep it out of my lungs, wear ear protection and keep it out of my ears, but it would find a way down my neck, under my sleeves, and I had to stop.
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Back at the woodshop I stopped the camera and played back the video. It was comical to see Ron jumping back and forth and the wood planks running through the planer at high speed. The video was shot a frame at 3 second intervals, so it was running about ten times faster than normal speed.
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The image is of the superfoiler Team Euroflex and is from catsailingnews.com by Beau Outteridge. In last weeks racing they won every race. This weekend’s racing is on You Tube, just search “superfoiler”.
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