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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.
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
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
Recent Blog Posts
24 May 2016 | St. Marys, GA

Search for Perfection

There were a couple messages about the scarf jig and cutting scarf bevels. The jig has to be made with its faces exactly perpendicular to the saw table. The blade has to be adjusted to be exactly perpendicular to the table as well as parallel to the angle guide slot. Some blades are slightly out of [...]

22 May 2016 | St. Marys, GA

Using the Scarf Jig

Here is a picture of the scarf jig. You can see it has a rib on its bottom that slides in the groove in the table saw that usually has the angle guide sliding in it. The jig has a 10:1 angle with respect to the table saw blade. The jig was made with two faces, both having the 10:1 angle, one face [...]

21 May 2016 | St. Marys, GA

Scarf Bevels

The storms came and caused a great deal of trouble. The Toughbook got wet and now is dead. A repair parts computer is on order to hopefully repair it. Meanwhile the old Lenovo Thinkpad is serving as backup.

16 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Beam Work

I hit a frustrating snag with the #3 beam construction trying to get too far ahead too quickly. I glued two planks together, one cedar plank on edge glued to a horizontal fir plank, both with scarf bevels at each end. The pair were carefully measured to fit on the end of #3 beam to extend it from port [...]

12 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Pain and Disappointment

It's time to write about pain. I made a mistake and stuck my thumb into the whirring trim router. Ouch! I didn't want to see what had happened, I guessed that my thumb would be half chopped off. Before any blood started flowing I jammed my hand into a nitrile glove. I didn't have my first aid kit [...]

10 May 2016 | St. Mary's, GA

Beam 3 Build Pt. I

The beam brackets were wire brushed to remove any loose paint, then painted with a rust preventative paint.

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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