Kaimusailing

Kaimu 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.
30 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
27 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
25 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
24 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
22 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
19 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
15 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
11 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
10 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
08 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
06 April 2016 | Jacksonville, FL
06 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
02 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
29 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
27 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
25 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
24 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
22 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
20 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
19 March 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
Recent Blog Posts
30 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

British Ingenuity

I went to Webb Chiles new blog, at http://self-portraitinthepresentseajournal.blogspot.com/, and found the link to his tracking device, https://my.yb.tl/gannet, and looked at his track from New Zealand on the way to Australia. I was showing it to the woodworker in the woodshop and he said, “Is he [...]

27 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

DIY Pad Painter

When I put a coat of raw epoxy on my experimental fairing job, the flaws showed up, as bad as ever. My technique was not fool proof, it required more diligence. It is hard to see the unfairness of the first “corduroy” layer after it is sanded. The next “flat” layer needs the corduroy to be [...]

25 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Fairing Better

Today’s work consisted of redoing yesterday’s failed painting and fairing attempts. Repainting without using any primer went OK. I found in Goudgeon’s book on epoxy construction the reference that epoxy does not normally need a primer, that paint will adhere to a properly sanded epoxy surface. . The [...]

24 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Storm over St Marys

I tried to use raw epoxy as a primer and put a thin coat on one side of one of the rudders, then came back later and tried to lay on a coat of arctic white. It did not work out very well, the brush dragged and I had to put more paint on than ususal. Then, later, the finish did not have the same fresh [...]

22 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Fair Thee Well

After I squared up the slot in the stem post, I found a piece of wood and cut it in the communal woodshop, first cut it to fit the dimensions of the slot, then rounded it off, pounded it in, and marked it to cut the excess.

19 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Stem Post

The phenolic microballoons were running out and I had missed a chance to order more of them along with my colloidal silica order. Raka epoxy was closed for the weekend, so it would be about a week before a new order could arrive.

The PCA

15 November 2012 | Bodkn Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Capn Andy/cool, seasonal
When I began pulling the boat apart to work on the rot in the sternposts, I found more rot in the #4 beam. This was unexpected and not yet dangerous, but the beams are merely large balks of wood, easy to build, heavy, and not so easy to install. It looks like this will be a priority job following the sternpost repair.
.
Recently it was announced the Polynesian Catamaran Association magazine, Seapeople, has been archived at http://www.pca-seapeople.net/sea.people.html. This is a wealth of Wharram catamaran information from the peak years of self built catamarans (so far).
.
The picture is of a downloaded copy of a Seapeople issue on a Kindle reading device.
.
Comments
Gallery Error: Unknown Album [1:]:6137
Kaimu's Photos -

About & Links

SailBlogs Groups