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

Piscetorius

17 October 2023 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD
Cap'n Chef Andy | Chilly AM, Warm PM
The problems of posting the blog seem to climb to new levels. When I arrived here about 6 months ago I could sometimes use the laptop to post using a USB extension cable and a little remote WiFi antenna. When this method failed to work I would write the blog on the laptop, then bluetooth it to the phone, bluetooth the photo on the phone to the laptop, to be processed, mainly for upload size, bluetooth it back to the phone, then get online with the phone and post the text and photo.
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Then after upgrades at both Samsung and Ubuntu, the bluetooth connection didn’t work anymore. It’s no wonder, bluetooth is complicated and evolving. So, now with an unusable bluetooth connection, I would email the photo from the phone to the internet, then traipse to the old Red Shell Shanty, now a TV room and internet cafe, without the cafe, and there access the internet with the laptop, download the email with the photo from the phone, then upload to the sailblogs host site.
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Before the hip surgery I could zoom around the marina and town on my bike. The ride to the old shanty is maybe 700 feet. Zip on the bike. Now, after the surgery, no bike allowed for a couple weeks, the 700 feet becomes a real 700 feet, as in walking. I’m doing OK, but I have to be careful. No bike, dammit.
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I had my follow up orthopedic visit and was shown an x ray of my new hip. It sure looks nice and industrial. Skittlezz couldn’t give me a ride, but she got me in touch with Cap’n Tyler, not the old deceased Cap’n Tyler, this younger fellow got me to the appointment and back. He is local, about the same age as my daughters, and really likes Crisfield and understands its limitations. I had a nice talk with him up and a nice talk with him back.
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On the way back I had to pick up groceries. I was almost out of bread. I wanted to keep having salad ingredients on hand, and the tripod water bath for hearts of romaine worked well enough for me to try it again. Practice makes perfect. Bananas, some fried rice ingredients, and I got some sardines, just a salad idea, “greek” yogurt for the blueberries and bananas.
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I had made crepes with blueberry and banana filling, just fried in Irish butter, and now I wanted to try yogurt with blueberries and banana slices, also as a crepe filling. I think it will work.
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So, crepes, pirogies, tortillas, we have two distinct cooking methods that use mostly the same ingredients. You find fillings such as fruit, cheese and herb, the list would be endless. The crepes get wrapped around a filling, the pirogies are like ravioli and totally contain the filling, the sauces are similar, but these foods exist all over the world and there is a universe of sauces, fillings, plus different flours.
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I used a used jar to make my crepe batter and put it away in the fridge. Jacque Pepin has a nice video on YouTube about making crepes. I put my new romaine hearts in the tripod bottle bottom with fresh water of course. I made another bottle bottom for green onions. When it came time to make supper I hemmed and hawed about the salad ingredients and made a hot dog sandwich instead. Last of the dogs. Later I made the salad and will have to make a new batch of dressing. I have some new high end olive oil to try out for the dressing.
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The next day I made crepes for breakfast and then cooked blueberries and banana slices in the skillet until the fruit was like a syrupy jam. I had 3 crepes on the plate, so I didn’t fold them up in squares like the French or roll them up, I just made a 3 layer stack of crepes with the blueberry banana sauce in between. Yum.
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I think crepes can be an everyday part of the diet. They are used in wrap sandwiches, so there is a world of kinds of food you can make with crepes. I guess you could make BLT crepes and they would be good. When I got hungry though, I made tuna on romaine on sourdough with tomatoes, mayo, and black pepper. Nutritious.
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I made a batch of rice, not in the rice cooker, but in my regular old T-fal pot. I made fried rice that came out too salty, must be the soya. There was also a musty flavor like one of my ingredients had gone stale.
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Next was to watch the football game of the Jets against the Eagles. The Jets won the game against the reigning NFC champions, a huge upset. In their first 6 games the Jets faced both of last year’s super bowl contenders and their division champion and put those quarterbacks at their lowest rating.
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I made a salad of cucumbers, yogurt, and sardines. The dressing was yogurt and minced garlic with a couple dashes of balsamic vinegar. The cucumbers were joined by tomatoes, romaine lettuce, green onions, and of course sardines. Black olives would have gone well in the salad, but I did not have any.
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I had a set back on my healing hip. It was painful again to walk. Maybe I was overdoing it. It’s about a thousand feet to the rest room in the marina, longer to go to the shanty for internet. The wine shop is a half mile away, the house is a bit longer. Perhaps it was the effect of Tylenol but I thought I would try to hoof it to the house, to the wine shop, and back to the shanty.
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I dropped the laptop off at the shanty on my way out. I continued and at the main office decided to ask them about golf cart rental. For slip holders the rate is $25 for four hours. I asked what about a half hour? They said $15 for one hour. Deal. I ran my errands and dropped parcels and wine into a dock cart at my dock and returned the golf cart. 20 minutes.
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The image is of the marina near the old Red Shell Shanty. A rare sunset in days of overcast weather.
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