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
19 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
13 September 2022 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
09 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
24 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 [...]

Safe Travels

04 June 2022 | St. Marys, GA
Cap'n Chef Andy | Extreme Heat
I had been startled by a sound like no other, coming from the pilothouse, sounded like a barking dog. I found out it was coming probably from a gecko, a mating call. Geckos are very useful, not only in selling car insurance, but they are insectivores, and can solve some of life’s problems on a boat in a Georgia boatyard.
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There is a red bird that sits in a tree near Kaimu that sings with a sweet warbley voice. I thought it was a female cardinal because it had brownish wings and didn’t look as brightly red colored as a male cardinal. Then I saw two of them accosting each other. Denis, the Canadian truck driver, pointed out that cardinals have a crest and these birds didn’t. They were male birds, because male birds sing to attract a mate and fight for their territory. I listened more closely to the song and amazingly I could make out the melody. Some birds mimic cell phone beep tones. This one sang “Why must I be a tanager in love”. He was a tanager.
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And now a plug for Pamela’s yacht which is for sale. There is an entry on Facebook, which I no longer use, that has photos of the boat, and text written by Eric Meury, a fellow Amel owner. The boat is an Amel Mango, 52 or 53 feet, in exceptional condition, and offered at a reduced price. This is a high end boat in tip top condition with lots of well thought out modifications. If you search “amel mango yacht for sale northern goose” you will find it, at least to look at Eric’s pictures.
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I received calls on my craigslist posting of the Lehr 2.5 outboard motor, but Robert has said he wants it, I have to wait for the money and more or less turn away other customers. No calls on the Universal M25 diesel. I think the market on used diesel engines is soft.
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The heat was up to 98 on the communal porch and I accordingly goofed off all day. I did organize a few things around Kaimu, the pressure washer had to be got ready to stow away, the expensive fiber water hose had to be coiled up around a Folger’s coffee plastic can, empty of course. I watered the pampered basil plant. I wish I had an oregano plant to go with it.
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I was running out of groceries plus I needed to shop for pizza ingredients. I normally use Robert’s vehicle, but he is in the process of reregistering it in Georgia, so it is off the road for now. I was getting notifications from Publix that I could have them deliver groceries. Denis, the Canadian truck driver, used Publix for a while and I asked him how did he like the delivery process, and he said he liked it. The delivery service is Instacart and I found I could use them to bring groceries from Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie has the Galbani whole milk mozzarella I prefer while Publix has never carried it, even after requesting it.
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There was a loud rapping on Kaimu while I was eating breakfast and I thought what the hell is it now, and it was Eloisa who was passing through the boatyard, hey, come down and say goodbye, but I replied let me finish my breakfast sandwich. When I came down into the yard she was gone. No message, no phone call, obviously she didn’t really want me to say goodbye or anything else.
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I waited on the communal porch for my grocery order and all went well except they don’t sell wine. Denis offered to go to Winn-Dixie and pick up wine for me. Thanks Denis.
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The thermometer was up to 102. My older daughter wanted to know where to send my Father’s Day present so I gave her the address of the house in Crisfield. I sent her a photo of the triple digit thermometer. I am able to withstand the heat if I goof off and don’t do anything.
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The news was that Pamela’s yacht had sold and she was ready to go back to Canada. She stopped by and gave me a hug and said she hoped I would find my soul mate. Maybe I have already.
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I made an impromptu version of my seafood hot and sour soup. I used canned baby clams, instant tom yum paste, balsamic vinegar, and egg batter for egg drops. It was edible.
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Radio Bill posts a position report every day as he makes his way across the Atlantic. The image is a screenshot of today’s report. He also sent me and Denis email using winlink and his HF radio. He may stop over in the Azores in the middle of the week if all goes well.
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Also my delivery captain, Ford Smith, is on his way to Panama with his partner and their track is at: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/SV_Jeanne/
They are in the path of the first named storm of the season. Wish them well.
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