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
07 April 2024 | St. Marys, GA

Clammy Hands

Items came in from TEMU, the Chinese cut rate retailer. One was a nice little drone that cost about twelve and a half dollars. It looked like an easy thing to play with while I coughed and sneezed. I was fighting a summer cold, even though it is not summer elsewhere, it seems like it here. A nice [...]

02 April 2024 | St. Marys, GA

Sun Doggie

After laminating the cedar strips onto the gunwales of the dinghy I found the screws I used wouldn’t come out. The epoxy had seized them. The screw heads were stripped so I cut a straight slot in the heads with the cut off wheel. The cedar smoked when the screw heads got red hot. I could remove [...]

21 March 2024 | St. Marys, GA

Just Add Water

The rainy weekend started off with overcast and fog but no rain. It looked like I might be able to get something done on the D4 dinghy. I wanted to change the bow seat which is really the bow deck. The sailing option uses the deck to hold the freestanding mast. I didn’t like how the deck looked, [...]

01 March 2024 | St. Marys, GA

D4 Dinghy Alternative Seats

The rain event was more wind than rain, strong winds with gusts up to 44 mph. We drove into town to see what the harbor was like. There was a small sailboat that had dragged anchor and was sitting close to shore. The tide was out. We left and played with Bleu at Notter’s Pond.

23 February 2024 | St. Marys, GA

D4 Inside Seams

Day two of the dinghy build started out with me finishing wiring the hull bottoms together on the centerline of the bottom panels. This was much easier than the wiring of the chine edges of the bottom panels and the side panels.

15 February 2024 | St. Marys, GA

D4 Dinghy Day One

A Wharram Pahi 26 had been anchored in the river nearby the boatyard and was hauled out with the travel lift. I went around to look at it and talked to the owner couple. I was surprised that it had been built in Martinique in 1988. The boat is more than 30 years old.

Steak Salad by the Pond

06 March 2023 | St. Marys, GA
Cap'n Chef Andy | Like Summer, in March
The rain came overnight after 30 knot winds blew things around in the boatyard. I had secured everything and covered any stuff outside the boat. The space next to me was now vacant, the old World Cat that had sat there for years was now launched after a long refurbishment by Houston the tattoo artist.
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I remained huddled inside the galley watching Saturday morning cartoons, no need to go out in the rain. I did go to the pilothouse, aft, to get breakfast supplies out of the fridge. There were downpours and lulls. After the deluge was over, the sun came out. The no-see-ums also came out. So I remained indoors, writing.
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We had had another nice meal at Southern River Walk and when the bill came I was surprised that the alternative wine was much higher priced than my usual, which they were out of. They had assured me that the replacement would cost the same. After recalculating the bill they gave me a $25 gift card.
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The no-see-ums had disrupted our steak and salad event at the stone table near the woodshop. I now had steak and salad in the fridge, but where could we gather without the bugs? Maybe a beachside park on Amelia Island.
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Eloisa arrived from her daily wanderings with Blue her black cocker. I had texted her “I have 2 zip loks of salad, 2 steaks, 2 forks, 2 plates, 2 chef knives, and my balsamic vinaigrette dressing”. She took me to Notter’s Pond where the sign says, “No Dogs” and “No Alcohol”, among other no-no’s. She set up a small child’s table with purple legs and two beach chairs. It was an excellent place to have a steak salad picnic.
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A fellow who had met us before in this park on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle came by again and chatted. We were now out of wine. We packed up and left to go to Southern River Walk where I could buy more wine with my gift card. How nice.
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Eloisa said she would be returning to South Florida where she could get the coconut fronds she needs to weave more birds and other items such as fish and lightning bolts. We had had a great time over the past couple of weeks.
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The image is a photo of the live oak trees at the park with the pond.
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