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.
07 October 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
25 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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07 August 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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27 July 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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29 June 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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Recent Blog Posts
07 October 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Missing in Action

I had trouble recently but it was trouble from afar, but it seems it is coming as news to me from all over the place, I have to wonder if I am immune from the troubles. The Troubles refers to the wars in Ireland and the continuing conflict in their society between the royal crown and the people, between [...]

25 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Can You Spot the Typo?

The days of Autumn are wonderful on the Chesapeake, but in Crisfield it seems like the world has better things to do than visit here, the streets are almost empty, I ride through the intersections on my bike like I'm alone in a ghost town. I still have pain in my hip and lower back, but my stamina is [...]

19 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Winners and Winners

I have to say something about the Russian incursion into Ukraine and the resilience that has thrown them back somewhat. I have both Polish and Ukraine ancestry and the Ukraine portion was Ukraine Cossack. What that means is they were mercenaries who were hired to keep the raiders from the steppes at [...]

13 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Wordily

I awoke promptly at about 10 AM and wished for more sleep. I ended up not frying an omelet for breakfast but having a ham and cheese sandwich on sourdough bread for lunch. The lunar tide was high and I had difficulty getting off the boat with my soreness from the recent overboard incident. After returning [...]

09 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Capitanski Overboard

Eve texted me that she needed help with her kitchen light. I was taking it easy after the ravages of Labor Day weekend. I biked to the wine store, then up to her house. I didn’t bring any electrical tools, I remembered she had most of the things she’d need.

06 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

Crisfield Crab Festival

The jet lag takes a while for me to overcome. It starts out waking at 2PM yet feeling lousy, like you want to get a lot more sleep. But the early day lethargy turns into nighttime energy. I’m not falling asleep when I should and I close out the bistro two days in a row. I spend a couple days just [...]

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler

29 May 2022 | St. Marys, GA
Cap'n Chef Andy | Hot Afternoons, Thunderstorms
Big Dave was getting ready to drive off for a long vacation from the boatyard, I probably won't see him again for a long time, so I invited him out for a go away late lunch. When we returned, we took the back way into the North side of the boatyard where the big crane was situated with a large wooden motor yacht. It was pointed out to me that the crane was bent. It will be a tall task to repair the crane. My decision to drive up to Crisfield rather than launch the catamaran looks like a good choice right now. I'm sure it will be repaired in time for launch in the fall. I believe the failure of the crane was due to metal fatigue, not misoperation. It was explained to me that the failure on modern cranes results in the boom partially collapsing, permanently bending, rather than the crane tipping over.
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The cost of repair includes disassembly, replacement of the damaged portion of the boom, and certification of the crane's capacity, all done by expensive proprietary crane engineers, plus transportation costs. It was explained to me that the down time is long and customers have already been waiting for crane work to haul out multihulls and mast removals. The boatyard will purchase a replacement crane and have operations back to normal within about a month.
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I was not hearing anything from Eloisa, which was kind of odd. Perhaps she and I will never get together again. I doubt she will come back to the boatyard in the intense heat that is building and will last throughout the summer and early fall. They say if you love something, then let it go, let it be free. I am selfish. My heart is quick to fall in love, but loyal. A free range fool. No one is perfect. There is always the negative factor that love ignores, but is useful when love ends, the sour grapes effect. I can have a million friends but crave that special friend, above and apart from all others.
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I had run out of wine and heeded Big Dave when he said he never saw anybody drink as much as I do. I was OK with some abstinence, I was comfortable with the decision to drive to Crisfield rather than sail. I have to stop wrestling with the future and deal with the present, the now. It is much easier that way.
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The Wordle game is a way to connect with my older daughter in Oxford, UK, and often we use the same number of guesses to solve it and she texts me, "Twins". How charming. I use ADIEU as my first guess and STORY as my second, if the first one only gets me one correct vowel. This last puzzle got me 2 vowels in the first guess, AdieU, but I entered STORY as the second guess anyway. I was surprised to get stOrY back as a result. Four vowels? I thought of words like BUOY, but that has only 4 letters. I had to write on pen and paper and then it hit me, BAYOU, which was the answer, only 3 guesses, yay. Later my daughter sent me her result which was 5 guesses, no mention of twins. Ironically she had visited bayou country in Louisiana and was contemplating buying something there. The image is of my Worlde entry.
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