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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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17 November 2023 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
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04 October 2023 | Alice B. Tawes, McReady Pavilion, Crisfield, Maryland Eastern Shore
03 October 2023 | Alice B. Tawes, McReady Pavilion, Crisfield, Maryland Eastern Shore
03 October 2023 | Alice B. Tawes, McReady Pavilion, Crisfield, Maryland Eastern Shore
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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.

11 February 2024 | St. Marys, GA

D4 Redux

The inflatable (deflatable) dinghy I had bought was deteriorating. It had bottom seams separating. It is a West Marine branded dinghy made out of PVC. HH66 is the adhesive to reattach the seams. A friend had a similar problem and bought the same adhesive. I was waiting to hear from him how it worked [...]

06 February 2024 | St. Marys, GA

The Clincher

We decided to go to Amelia Island for the day, probably to the beach. Our plan to cycle around on the Raleigh 20’s seemed like a bad idea, Bleu can’t keep up with a bicycle for very long and when he quits he quits. So we would walk, where?, Fort Clinch State Park. She has a forever pass for Florida [...]

26 January 2024 | St. Marys, GA

Zen and Bike Maintenance

Eloisa rolled into the boatyard after a long drive down from the mountains. It was getting cold and isolated up there. I had a nasty toothache and we went to Southern River Walk. Bleu, her black American cocker was showing a bit of plumpness. I had had a sandwich and some wine already, so I didn’t [...]

Bravo Chef!

04 October 2023 | Alice B. Tawes, McReady Pavilion, Crisfield, Maryland Eastern Shore
Cap'n Chef Andy | Beautiful Weather
Did you bring a salinity meter? That was the question put to the nursing staff about the food we had for supper. Pepper steak with mashed potatoes, string beans, and chicken gumbo soup. Sounds promising, no? No. Everything was way oversalted. Not healthy. Sheet cake was OK except for the lemon icing, pure sugar. Mug of tea was avoided to allow some sleep tonight. I hope.
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Earlier I took a shower which might entail some sort of training but I cut that off saying I had taken a shower here before and was properly trained then. The therapist was interested in my situation of living on a boat right here in town, in Crisfield. He knew a couple that had lived on a boat in Crisfield but now lived in a log cabin. We talked more about where I was from and when I mentioned working in Connecticut he said his friend worked there too. It sounded like he had worked for the World Wide Wrestling business in Stamford that existed along with GroupW where I worked, maybe a mile apart. I said I may have known him. After more conversation it turned out I did know him and his wife. They visited Pasadena, MD, with their Mainecat 40 catamaran. I was given a tour of the boat and remembered the wife's name. I expect we will get in touch eventually, Crisfield is such a small town.
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This unexpected conversation and reminiscence made me happy as well as the sunshine outside. My room mate was brought in his wheelchair with his attendant nurses. It was Tuesday afternoon, so I played the song by that name of the Moody Blues. Room mate started swatting around a black leather strap like he was drumming to the song. Nurses asked was the song for him and I said it's for all of us.
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The overnight was chilly and my extra blankets had been taken away. The usual nocturnal pain began ramping up after 1AM and I knew it would be a rough overnight. I was able to get an additional blanket and narcotic pain relief around 5AM. I am trying to wean away from the pain killers but also trying to get sufficient sleep. I slept.
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I woke around 8:30 and there was no one around. My room mate had wheel chaired away. I knew I had missed breakfast and triggered the nurse alarm to let them know I was now awake. I was now trying to get around without the cane and doing well. I organized a comfy chair to eat breakfast and write. Breakfast was scrambled eggs, sausage patty, and the ubiquitous hash fried potato cake. I used my last catsup packet on the potato and eggs. Not a bad breakfast. Not too salty. Chalk one up on the good side.
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Physical Therapist came by. We discussed me leaving the facility. I offered to come back for PT as an outpatient. It is covered by my insurances. We tried a few new exercises that could be done anywhere without a gym or gadgets. I walked without assistance and he took me on a hike within the building. When we ran into Occupational Therapist he handed me off to her. She had me do some tasks in her own kitchen like gym. The goal is to perform household tasks without assistance. I seemed to be doing OK.
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I wanted to get a view to the West so I could take a sunset photo later and while we were searching for that view a small acoustic music group started playing in a communal area. Someone brought a chair out for me, but the group was not good, plus it was gospel music. This can be very good and inspirational, but not this time. We opted to finish our session at the nearby dining room. It has a nice view to the North.
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Back in my room a social worker listened to my tales of woe and critique of the facility's food. Just then my lunch came in. Under the covered plate was a bratwurst, Brussel's sprouts, and pierogis. There was also a peach and pear fruit cup. Not drowned in sugar syrup. The food was not overly salted. There was a mug of iced tea. Very nice lunch. Maybe the best so far here. The image is of the lunch plate. Bravo chef!
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