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.

Rigging

15 May 2017 | st marys, ga
Capn Andy/Warm Spring
With the topsides painting completed work could commence on the rig. The chainplates were reattached to the hulls and now fittings for the stays had to be sussed out. The lashings of the past will be no more, I will be going back to turnbuckles with only lashings on one upper shroud to isolate it from the rest of the rig for use as a SSB antenna. The other upper shroud has an eye pinned to a tang on the mast and the other end is an eye shackled directly to the chainplate with a long D shackle. The lower shrouds are already pinned to the mast and the lower ends will be cut to fit and terminated with swageless forks by Blue Wave of Denmark. Each lower will get a turnbuckle with toggles and pins to attach to the chainplates and the swageless forks. The running backstays will be as before, pinned to the mast and terminated in 6;1 purchase shackled to their chainplates. Up forward the new headstay is increased to 3/8“, pinned to a Y shaped pair of tangs on the mast and terminated with a Norseman swageless stud that fits a turnbuckle which is pinned by a large shackle’s pin. The large bow shackle holds the two inboard eyes of the bridle, of 3/8“ wire, and the outboard ends are shackled to tangs on the bow crosstube fittings. The inner forestay remains at 3/8“, pinned to Y shaped pair of tangs on the mast and terminated at the bottom by a ;Blue Wave swageless fork which is pinned to a large turnbuckle which is pinned to the inner forestay bridle which is 1/2“ stainless rod which is backed by nylock nuts in the ends of the bow crosstube and the inner ends terminate in a heavy stainless fitting again with nylock nuts, and the fitting provides an eye for the adjusting turnbuckle.
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The old rig had the staysail tacked to an eye at the center of beam #1 and the sail overlapped the main. Now it will be tacked forward at the bow crosstube and will be club footed with the club boom sheeted to a short traveler just in front of the #2 beam, with a traveler car that will make this sail self tending. The old RF genoa topsail will be replaced with a yankee topsail hanked on, or a large genoa for light airs, also hanked on. No more roller furler. It is expected to not cause a great deal of extra foredeck work while sailing, just the difference of hoisting a sail rather than rolling it out.
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The photo is of the trawler that dwarfs Kaimu.
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