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
15 April 2018 | st marys, ga

Hyper Collage

I said I would look for Mel’s hole and it’s on wikipedia at:

14 April 2018 | st marys, ga

Goodbye Art Bell

The work on Kaimu was delayed by the little "20 hour" dinghy project. I was hustling along, but careful not to make any mistakes. Some were saying they hadn't seen me working like this. I knew I was trying to make up time lost, but fortunately, my normal pace doesn't have to be accelerated that much [...]

05 April 2018 | st marys, ga

D4 at Rest

After 3 coats of gloss white had been applied to the dinghy hull I left it to dry while we went out for burgers at the gas station restaurant. The hull was dry to the touch when we returned and I removed the masking tape, turned the dinghy upright and removed the masking tape and plastic from the seats. [...]

04 April 2018 | st marys, ga

D4 Paint Job

After the interior of the dinghy got its last coat of epoxy, the foam pieces that fill the voids under the seats were forced into place. One of the bulkheads that is the aft seat riser for the midships seat was bowed inward and the foam pieces forced it out straight. Good. Now the foam pieces had [...]

31 March 2018 | st marys, ga

D4 ETL

Here is a link to a time lapse video of laminating the gunwales on the D4 dinghy:

29 March 2018 | st marys, ga

Superfoiling and D4 dinghy

My title for the previous post implied that there would be something about the superfoilers who raced their final regatta of the season over the weekend. I thought I had put something in the blog post, but it was not there, so here is a part recap of the regatta on Australian Sunday, our Saturday.

Panasonic CF-C1 Toughbook

13 May 2017 | st marys, ga
Capn Andy/Warm Spring
Here’s a shot of the little Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1. These can be had, used, online for less than a hundred bucks. If you are lucky, you can get one that still has its hard drive. This one cost me about $80 and came with a 320 GiB drive. The wifi wasn’t operative, but I have an external powered antenna that worked fine with this computer. It had Windows on it, password protected, but I planned on loading it up with the latest Navigatrix operating system, which is based on the Ubuntu linux operating system.
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The navigatrix site has a support section that can help with the installation. This computer doesn’t have a DVD/CD drive, so burning an installation disk wouldn’t work. Instead a USB stick was used and “USB HDD” was selected in BIOS as the boot device. Installation takes a little while. One peculiarity was that when I entered my password during the install, I must have hit the caps lock button, because when I later tried to start it up and login, I had to turn on caps lock. There is another peculiar thing with the num lock button. When the computer boots up, it turns on num lock just before the login page comes up. You have to turn it off. So I have two buttons to address during login.
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The CF-C1 that I have has an Intel Core i5 processor and came with 4 GiB of RAM. It seems to run a lot faster than the older Core Duo machine it will be replacing.
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The old CF-52 is clunkier and actually not as rugged as this little Toughbook. It has liquid resistant keyboard and is said to withstand a 30 inch drop (like from the table to the floor) without interrupting the operating system. It’s not as rugged as the Getac B300X, but it weighs less than 3 pounds and the Getac is around 8.
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It has a touch sensitive screen and can be converted to a tablet by rotating the screen and closing it with the screen showing. There is a built in stylus and I found it useful when in the normal laptop mode to quickly select things instead of moving the cursor around with the touchpad.
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It has a brighter than ordinary screen for daylight viewing, but it is nowhere near as bright as the Getac, which is truly daylight viewable. When it comes time to take the laptop to a marina lounge, this CF-C1 will be the one to carry, not the Getac.
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