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Raising that mast....

I lost my mast last fall and sat out the winter till now.  I was able to locate an aluminum spar and prepared it with lights, spreaders, and cut it down to match the previous wood mast.  I moved it…Continue

Started Jun 10, 2015

Mahalo Kiko
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http://vimeo.com/90094141Maholo Kiko,kai mu for you,andyContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by andy solywoda Jul 25, 2014.

David Leu's Techno Tips
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I've been following the blog of David and Mary Margaret Leu, who have been cruising for about 5 years, and they've put together a ton of information that may be useful, for they are catamaran…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by andy solywoda Jun 11, 2013.

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andy solywoda replied to Brett Parker's discussion powering my new windlass
"Ahoy Capn Brett, 1200W/12V=100AThe 100A are at full capacity, which is only reached after slack is taken up.  It is wise to stop at that point and let the strain do its work to realign the anchor, chain, etc.  Normally the boat will then…"
Oct 16, 2015
andy solywoda replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion lashings
"I was referring to lashings used in rigging and I do not have lashed beams, but many here have experience with them. "
Sep 16, 2015
andy solywoda commented on boatsmith's photo
Sep 11, 2015
andy solywoda replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion lashings
"Ahoy Capn Raymond,      The lashings should be replaced at least as often as running rigging and 8 years is a good amount of time.  U/V protection is a good idea for them.  I had lashings fail that were on the port side…"
Sep 11, 2015
andy solywoda replied to paul anderson's discussion open cpn navigation
Aug 7, 2015
andy solywoda commented on Éric Bouvéron's blog post Epoxy coating
"I can recommend this ebook by Russell Brown: http://www.ptwatercraft.com/ptwatercraft/EPOXY_BASICS.html"
Jul 1, 2015
Charlie commented on andy solywoda's photo
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"wow! very gutsy."
Jun 12, 2015
Jacques commented on andy solywoda's photo
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"Bravo. When launching in 2010 we did it manually with a "chevre" in the wharram spirit. But two weeks ago, remasting, i chickened out and rented a crane to do it: 120€."
Jun 12, 2015
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Raising that mast....

I lost my mast last fall and sat out the winter till now.  I was able to locate an aluminum spar and prepared it with lights, spreaders, and cut it down to match the previous wood mast.  I moved it on board at an angle.  Kaimu was hauled outboard at the stern with anchors and lined right up with the mast which came on board foot first.  The pictures should show how to proceed.  My main concern was with the extreme tension on the foot of the mast.  I had it cinched down to keep it down, and also…See More
Jun 10, 2015
andy solywoda commented on andy solywoda's photo
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"Sorry about the sequence, I forgot that you have to upload the last one first.  The dialog is on the last one.  There is more on my blog."
Jun 10, 2015
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Jun 10, 2015
andy solywoda replied to matt connolly's discussion stem and stern post rot solutions
Oct 3, 2014
andy solywoda replied to matt connolly's discussion stem and stern post rot solutions
"Ahoy Matt, Unfortunately I have run into this. The stern cross tube has a fitting that bolts to the sternpost. While the bolt hole was properly recessed and sealed, the fitting had a flaw in the design, it caused a little pool of rainwater to puddle…"
Oct 3, 2014
andy solywoda replied to Brad's discussion Any Wharram boats in the South Carolina area?
"Ahoy Capn Brad,      Welcome.  Kaimu is getting some minor maintenance.  Big doin's at Baltimore this weekend.  6 barges of fireworks.  Coast Guard restrictions.  Blue Angel flying team. Andy"
Sep 10, 2014
andy solywoda replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion best decision we ever made while building Peace IV
"This is a great thread, it gets to one of our primary goals, to build a polynesian sailboat with modern materials.  The woodworking techniques that some have posted here, both in pictures and descriptions, are lessons and guides that help us…"
Aug 13, 2014
andy solywoda replied to andy solywoda's discussion Mahalo Kiko
"Ahoy Brad and Shaun,      The posting was from Gary Dierking's website and I go there often to see what's up.  Kiko launched Spirit of Gaia, so he does get around.       The reality here is…"
Jul 25, 2014

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
kaimu 44' wharram
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pasadena, md, usa
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http://www.sailblogs.com/member/kaimusailing/

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At 11:31am on December 27, 2009, Alexandre Ferreira said…
Thank you very much. Hope I am in the right way. Im working on a scale model(board and wood) to foresee some changes may be I'llbe introducing to the design. My target is to be sailing Madrigal (boat name) next summer in Brazil, that means December 2010! I wish you a happy new year and as soon as Ihave some new about my project I'll let you know.
At 12:42pm on October 23, 2010, BERND BECHTEL said…
helo Andy soliwoda,thank you very much,cant get you any gift back,because
not have pay pal or bank account,be on the way to cap verdies and then to Brasil.next time tell you more Bernd
At 1:35pm on December 30, 2010, Clay Ghylin said…

Alooohaaa!   Andy,

thanks for the note.....Im here in Seattle Wa. for the next 5 months......Im half way through my educational goals.....Im cramming 2, one yr programs into one year here in Marine Propulsion and Marine Systems/Electronics......trying to pickup and update my ABYC credentials.....then back home to hawaii.

Im not used to the snow!!!!.......I come home completely exhausted from clutching the steering wheel sooo hard!!......Im homesick for Hawaii.....but this education is exceptional!!.

Do you have any plans in your future for any work on your cat?....any trips planned?

keep me posted~~......

and a warm Aloha! to you!!

sincerely

Clay G.

At 6:06am on November 11, 2011, David Broun said…
Thanks Andy

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