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.
24 July 2024 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
08 July 2024 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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Recent Blog Posts
24 July 2024 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

HDR Scape

Oops, last post mislabeled the photo. It is not of the sunset near the American Legion, it is of the sunset over Somers Cove Marina. Well, it’s a better photo.

08 July 2024 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

TFH!

I was out of cheese and ham. This meant a grocery trip and then of course, visit the American Legion. Cuddily said she would be there after baking fresh fish that she got from her neighbor fisherman.

25 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

June is Too Soon

It is Juneteenth, election day for the City of Crisfield, twenty four hundred voters. Up for election are two city council seats for three candidates. The mayor wants to keep her current city council team.

12 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Raindrops and Rainbows

You can take the Mediterranean diet too far, especially with the wine consumption. The noodles are OK if you are burning up the calories, but otherwise they will put on the pounds. So you are left with antipasto, not much else, salad? Chicken Parm? Yes, the chicken parm is probably in itself pretty [...]

03 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Prejudicial Treatment

The excitement of a new baby in the family had me receiving phone calls from all over. The common denominator is that we talked about the weather and food. That makes me hungry and start planning to cook. Cuddily suggested we go to Sysco in Pocomoke to see what wine selection they had there and also [...]

25 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Cap'n Granpa

The Memorial Day weekend was coming up and it is a big deal in Crisfield as well as most of the rest of the Chesapeake. It is the traditional beginning of the summer season. All the boats are launched or commissioned, lots of activity in the marina, motors started up for the first time in a long time, [...]

Galley Slavery

28 February 2012 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Capn Andy/mild
The planks for the stairsteps were cleaned up of their glue residue using the multitool with a scraper attachment. The edges were belt sanded a bit, then attacked with the router and a 3/8" round off bit. The front edge of the planks were given a round shape and the rear edge was trimmed with a 3/32" round off bit to soften the edge. The face of the planks were scuffed with a pad sander. Any voids in the glue line were filled with epoxy. Leftover epoxy was mixed with microballoons to fair in some spots in the galley overhead, the repair to the stove counter where it had burned, and to a patch of a hole in one of the dinette seat backs.

The stairstep planks were varnished with two pot urethane acrylic. An electric heater was set in the galley to help cure the paint, also the cabinet door frames were removed, sanded lightly with 150 grit, and given another coat of helmsman varnish.

The sample of "Discovery" laminate that was so disappointing was given to the kitchen department at Home Depot with thanks for their help. Meanwhile the search for laminate continues. 5 more samples were ordered from Formica, 5 from Wilson Art, 6 from Pionite, and 6 from Nomar. I was looking for a blue slate stone look, not wild granite or marble.

The stairstep planks were crosscut with a circular saw. The old steps were sanded and ripped lengthwise to produce two pieces. The larger piece was about 4 1/2 inches wide and had a bullnose edge from the original step. The second piece was about 1 1/2 " X 3/4" and square section. The two pieces were glued together and then the pair were glued to the bottom of the new step. This produced a double riser with the smaller piece behind the bullnose piece. Small square bearing blocks will be glued to the sides of the stairway. Then the steps with their risers will be glued down to the original bearing blocks and the new bearing blocks. The new steps will be 3 1/4" set back from the hull side. The bottom step, which will have none of the stairway to attach to, will sit on hidden stilts. These will rest on the sole, so the bottom step can't be permanently installed until the sole is installed, and the other steps can't be installed until the galley gets its new arctic white paint.

The picture is the galley area with fiddles, cabinet door frames, tools, etc., a work in progress.

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