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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.
14 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
11 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
04 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
30 June 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay
29 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
17 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
13 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
08 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
04 June 2016 | St. Marys, GA
01 June 2016 | St. Marys, Ga
24 May 2016 | St. Marys, GA
22 May 2016 | St. Marys, GA
21 May 2016 | St. Marys, GA
16 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
12 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
10 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
06 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
01 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
30 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
27 April 2016 | St. Mary's, GA
Recent Blog Posts
14 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Canadian Club

Apologies, but the new blog post, almost complete, sits, while this one flows off the computer. The other one was the outrigger canoe (proa) model design and build, which requires a lot of “chair time”, and so has been slow.

11 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

Model Proa

The offsets for the 12 foot ama were entered in a text file. Then they were used to cut out paper patterns of the hull sides and bulkheads. The inboard hull side is raised about 1 1/2 inches to meet the outriggers as they arch down and attach to the gunwales. At the 12:1 scale this difference is only [...]

04 July 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

More Proa Design

The offsets of the 2D panels of the new proa design were taken from the “unfold” display of delftship and entered into a text file. Then the offsets were used to plot out the hull panels at 12:1 scale (one inch = one foot) on paper, cut out, and test fit on a scale model plywood panel. The goal [...]

30 June 2016 | Bodkin Inlet, Chesapeake Bay

BFB

During this mid-summer break from the boat repair project I’ve decided to pursue another outrigger canoe design and build it for use as Kaimu’s tender. The previous two prototypes showed that the simple sharpie hull form is lighter and more convenient than the classic Kiribati vee bottomed canoe. [...]

29 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Georgian Summer Break

Webb Chiles has posted his log of the voyage from Bundaberg to Darwin, Australia. He asks for help proofreading the log and there are a lot of typos in it. It is at inthepresentsea at blogspot.com. You can find out more about his little boat at http://moore24.org/.

17 June 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Left=North

The 3 end pieces, cedar, of beam #2 were glued in place all at the same time. It was tricky because they had to fit underneath the beam brackets, one at the end of the beam and the other at the inboard gunwale. I had to plan which surfaces get the epoxy “glue hard” mixture which is like mayonnaise [...]

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.
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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).
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The picture is of a downloaded copy of a Seapeople issue on a Kindle reading device.
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