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.
19 April 2018 | st marys, ga
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26 February 2018 | st marys, ga
26 February 2018 | st marys, ga
Recent Blog Posts
19 April 2018 | st marys, ga

Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw

I worked on the fuel tank and finished applying fairing mixture on the port side of the port hull, below the waterline. The fuel tank was coated with epoxy and sanded, then painted with rustoleum enamel to protect the epoxy. I was told that it wasn’t necessary to wet sand the epoxy into the metal, [...]

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:

Super Mooned

02 December 2017 | st marys, ga, earth
Capn Andy/chilly Fall
On the last delivery the owner was replacing a couple of electronics and was going to toss the old units into the trash. I asked for them and now will try to sell them on eBay. I’ve never sold anything on eBay before. One unit is a Raymarine AIS650 transceiver, which is a great unit if you have a Raymarine system. On the owner’s boat it was transmitting the old name of the boat and of course was colliding with the new boat, constantly. No wonder he wanted to get rid of it. However, it is both a transmitter and receiver, so you get AIS contacts to send to your Raymarine chartplotter, plus you are transmitting your own AIS information and letting other vessels know where you are, who you are, and your course and speed. I could probably interface this unit with OpenCPN on the Getac laptop. Maybe I will if it doesn’t sell.
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The other unit is a Garmin 421 chartplotter. The 4 in the model number indicates the size of the display, 4 inches. Kind of small. It is a size that is adequate for a depth sounder, and if this unit were the 421s, it would accept a depth transducer. The s is for sonar. This unit will also be up for sale. It would be perfect for the little C&C 24, Trillium, but we’ve found that the Getac is the preferred navigation display and I can just lug it along onto the little boat. I navigated all the way down from Annapolis using my android phone, but maybe that was not wise.
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I have some other nautical items to dispose of. Let’s see how eBay works, I can lighten the boat and stash some cash.
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They say this is the last super moon of 2017, so I took a long look at it with the Skymasters. It was hard to keep them steady. Although the moon looks bright, there is enough stuff in the atmosphere to smudge it a bit. I decided to take a picture of it and got out the old Alpex lens. Because it is a manual lens, I had to refresh my memory about how to set up the camera. I wasn’t satisfied with the first results and decided to compare the image to a blown up image using the standard wide angle zoom lens that Canon sold with many of these cameras. They are not the highest quality lenses. I once more had to go back to the camera manual to find out how to manually set the iris on the automatic lens. I used the same settings as on the Alpex and shot at f11. When I blew up the wide angle image, which was zoomed as close as possible, it looked just a bit sharper than the Alpex image. The moon was now higher in the sky and thus not as much atmosphere was in the way. I had to take another shot with the Alpex and it too was sharper than the earlier shots. The image is cropped a bit from that shot.
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