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 April 2024 | St Marys, GA

Dinghy Skeg

I was suffering with what seemed like a cold and also had allergy symptoms. I awoke and felt fine. The green pollen that was coating everything was gone. Maybe it will return.

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.

The Clincher

06 February 2024 | St. Marys, GA
Cap'n Chef Andy | cold front rain wind
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 state parks, so in we went. We drove around and ended up at the fort. We started hiking and went down to the beach. We could see the whole of St Marys Entrance, the inlet to Cumberland Sound.
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I oriented Eloisa as to where the ship channel markers where and we watched a sailboat battle the wind and current, both of which were strong, headed for the Fernandina Beach anchorage. We hiked around and I said we are going in the wrong direction. Maybe we could get back by following the beach path. She wanted to keep going the way we were going and I could tell we would be on a long trek.
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We came to another section of beach near a campground and we followed the beach to a sign that said there was a trail to the parking area where we were parked. We hiked the trail. Fort Clinch has some hills and sand dunes populated by trees and brush. A deer ran across the path in front of us. Bleu was exhausted enough to pretend to not notice the deer.
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We made it to the parking areas near the fort and were happy to land in the car. I mentioned the ice cream shop on Sadler Road. We could be there in less than an hour. And we were.
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I said Cherry Mocha out loud. Perhaps the ice cream shop would have that flavor. It did not. I got a bowl of mocha chocolate and strawberry ice cream, a scoop of each. Yum.
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We bought tickets for the Cumberland Island ferry to make a day trip and hike around on that island. Basically it’s a 4 hour visit and it worked out to about $30/person/hour. The ferry leaves in the morning two times, we chose the later 11:45 departure. It’s about 45 minutes to the docks at Cumberland Island.
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We hiked across the island to the ocean side beach. We saw an armadillo and at the end a horse calmly trotted through the ferry dock area just before we left the island. I took a lot of photos. I remarked it’s just like Fort Clinch but more expensive to get there.
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On our return we stopped at Southern River Walk. We are meeting more and more local people. Happy Hour ends at 6, so we made sure we cashed out in time. More friends arrived and we started a new tab. A band called Whiskey Heart set up their equipment and began playing. We stayed to listen. Very good.
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The next day I expected to be sore from all that hiking. Let’s go to the beach. We poked around at Fort Clinch. It had become windy and chilly. I took photos of St. Marys Entrance, the inlet from the ocean. A formation of support craft were gathering, I presume to escort a submarine into Cumberland Sound to the submarine base.
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Once again we returned to Southern River Walk and had the special soup of the day, Sweet Pepper Gouda Bisque. This time we left before the band started playing.
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The next day was chilly and rainy. A good day to stay inside and read and write. I had the last of the frozen cream of chicken florentine soup. Time to make another batch of soup. I binge watched Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Jerry Seinfeld hosting a comedian in an exotic car, talking and getting coffee. Some of the episodes are so so, but some are very good, especially when he has someone like Robert Klein onboard.
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Eloisa camped in Fort Clinch for a couple days. It was time to do laundry, shop, and recoup from the nasty weather.
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The image is a photo of the cirrus clouds overhead at Fort Clinch State Park.
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