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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12 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Raindrops and Rainbows

You can take the Mediterranean diet too far, especially with the wine consumption. The noodles are OK if you are burning up the calories, but otherwise they will put on the pounds. So you are left with antipasto, not much else, salad? Chicken Parm? Yes, the chicken parm is probably in itself pretty [...]

03 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Prejudicial Treatment

The excitement of a new baby in the family had me receiving phone calls from all over. The common denominator is that we talked about the weather and food. That makes me hungry and start planning to cook. Cuddily suggested we go to Sysco in Pocomoke to see what wine selection they had there and also [...]

25 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Cap'n Granpa

The Memorial Day weekend was coming up and it is a big deal in Crisfield as well as most of the rest of the Chesapeake. It is the traditional beginning of the summer season. All the boats are launched or commissioned, lots of activity in the marina, motors started up for the first time in a long time, [...]

21 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Cap'n Overboard

The awful jobs get done last. The Atomic Four was waiting for me to pull off the cylinder head, but there was an emergency job, sort of, the mainsail cover was torn and exposing the sail to U/V, very bad.

12 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Happy Mother's Day

I of course had chicken Parmesan for breakfast on sourdough bread. I have still more in the fridge.

09 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Digging In in Crisfield

The frenzied packing of the rental car was done in about 4 hours. I had organized (ha!) what was to be packed, to be trashed, to be carefully stowed previously, so it was just a matter of grunt work. The vehicle was perfect for the job, a Toyota RAV4, midsize SUV with plenty of storage space when you [...]

Happy Mother's Day

12 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD
Cap'n Chef Andy | Chilly AM, Warm PM
I of course had chicken Parmesan for breakfast on sourdough bread. I have still more in the fridge.
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Later in the day I began to think about dinner and I wanted white clam sauce with linguine. It is so simple that I don’t even have a recipe for it. I began by boiling 1/3 lb of linguine in a half liter of water. I decided to add spinach, about equal to the linguine, and the clam juice of a can of Snow’s chopped clams. A quarter cup of white wine went in as well as Italian spice mix, sliced garlic, sliced red onion, and a dusting of fresh black pepper. When the concoction was well on its way, linguine done, I added some Parmesan shavings. Mix well before serving. Don’t forget the clams, last.
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It is Mother’s Day weekend, and when I couldn’t get Cornelia Marie on the phone, left a message and texted her, I had two packages at the house. I biked over and was surprised to see Wilbur weeding the roses in front of the house. I said I had called and texted with no answer. He said they had been playing tennis. I grabbed my packages and biked back to the marina.
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One package consisted of all my VA meds, except for one. The other package was from TEMU and included a USB charging station with 5 ports. I had a couple of USB type C female to USB type A male adapters. Also I bought a heat dissipater for the propane stove. It would allow me to use the large skillet without burning everything in the middle of the pan.
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The smart watch now had a source of USB charging power so I charged it up. Cuddily phoned me and we talked a bit. She said she would text me if they were going to the Legion later. I could dawdle away the afternoon without shopping or going out, but I was low on ham for breakfast. If I went to the Legion I could go via the grocers.
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As it turned out I did get the message about going to the Legion and I departed with a large bag of trash that went into the dumpster and a small gratis TEMU shopping bag that received a package of smoked ham.
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There was obvious flooding on some of the streets and I did have to bike through some big puddles. At the Legion I parked my bike on the East side and entered through the side door. Cuddily was coming in the front door. We got wine, she treated me. They had been reserving a good pinot noir for me, so we both got almost the last of it. We took a high top with a view to the North. Teri arrived and I asked them about what food was good, as I had had a bad serving of fried flounder the first time I had food there this year. Shrimp salad was the unanimous choice, so I ordered shrimp salad when I refilled the wine at the bar. There is no service here, so if you can’t make it to the bar you are effectively cut off. I ordered the shrimp salad on romaine, not on hamburger bun, yuck.
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An amusing fellow dropped by the table and offered us what looked like dog poop, it was a fried mozzarella stick. We didn’t touch it and joked about it. When my little pile of shrimp salad on a leaf of romaine came, I cut up the mozzarella stick and mixed it with the shrimp. It was OK that way.
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I biked back to the marina without having any mishaps. I couldn’t remember the entry code for the pedestrian gate, but my muscle memory had me push the right buttons.
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Mother’s Day was gloomy, rainy, foggy in the morning. I had the ham and cheese omelet on sourdough for breakfast. I made an attempt to look at the Atomic Four engine, uncovered it. Not too much in the way of removing the cylinder head. Remove the alternator mount, just needs to be set aside, remove the thermostat housing, drain the water first, and then the head comes off with removing nuts from studs. The Moyer Marine video shows a fancy stud remover, it is a sales pitch. The studs can be removed by locking two nuts together and unscrewing the stud from the block. I am concerned that my engine has already exhibited signs of internal corrosion by the raw salt water cooling it, and the result can be studs that haven’t enough “meat” to hold the head down. In that case the stud hole in the block has to be drilled out and fitted with an insert that the stud can screw into. I already used one for one of the mounting studs of the manifold.
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The image is the view to the North from the Legion.
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