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KKMI Blog

Reservations

Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode about the rental car reservation? The one where Jerry expects to pick up a rental car because he made a reservation? As most things Seinfeld, we understood the humor because it felt relatable. If you have a reservation to have...

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Talkin bout Mexico

“Ohhhh Mexico….I never really been but I’d sure like to go” - J. Taylor Well, if you’re dreaming of the day when you’re ready to cast off your dock lines and sail south to Mexico, or beyond, let me offer a few words of advice in planning your trip… For example, if...

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Is it spring yet

Is it Spring yet? I know what I’m about to say sounds like a whining Californian, but seriously, is it Spring yet? I mean, I understand that water and rain are essential to our survival…but enough already. It’s Monday March 25th and we’re headed into a week of on and...

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Business of Clean

Historically, a boatyard is probably the last place that comes to mind when you think of the word “clean.” However, it is very clear that in the State of California and beyond, boatyards of the future are destined to no longer hold last place. For better or worse,...

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Most Abel Painter in Town

Abel has been working for KKMI in our Sausalito location for about five years. He fills lots of roles at the boatyard. He operates the travelift, does fiberglass repair, he works with epoxy and gelcoat repair. He is an awlgrip painter so you can update your topsides....

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AkzoNoble-International Paint Job

When the high speed ferry company Prop wanted to look into a more eco friendly, better cost saving solutions for bottom paint, they turned to KKMI and AkzoNobel. They decided on applying the International Paint Marine coating - Intersleek. The paint is designed to...

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From the Bilge -Boatyard Madness

What’s it like to own and operate a boatyard? From time to time I’m asked this question, which can be answered in two ways: as a sound bite like, “A giggle a minute,” or as a lengthy reply that sounds more like a dissertation than an actual answer. In Jim Lynch’s...

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July 4th BANG

I’m likely to regret saying this but….in all my years of sailing I’ve never been on a boat that lost its mast. No doubt there  were plenty of occasions when I thought for sure the rig was about to come down, but  usually this was due to human error and pushing  the...

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From the Bilge – Let’s get RIGGY with it!

That moment you realize… the Bay Area’s best equipped rig shop is also your favorite boat yard. Mind = blown. KKMI can confidently say that we have the best equipped rig shop on the Bay. It’s true! We have all the equipment, all the inventory, all the safety...

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We have all the right people, tools and skills.

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