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From the Bilge No. 8

The other day as a boat was coming into the dock someone aboard said, “Toss me a line.” Of course, being an unfulfilled comedian I responded by saying, “A pirate walks into bar with a parrot on his shoulder...” And yes, my reply triggered the desired chuckle I was...

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Heating up winter with an electrical fire!

If this photo isn’t enough to scare you I wish that I had a video of the sparks and flames shooting 2 feet out of the cord.  I guess the boat owner was too busy with the fire extinguisher to film it. Dangerous Potential A 30 amp shore power cord is the standard for...

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From the Bilge Vol. 7

Why not…”From The Crow’s Nest”? The other day someone asked me, “Shouldn’t this be titled ’From The Crow’s Nest‘, after all don’t you have a bird’s eye view?” I thought this was a great question. While there’s no doubt my job is to help steer KKMI in a positive...

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From the Bilge Vol. 6

The Times They Are a-Changin’….But Not Everything As we close out 2016 and enter the New Year it’s time to reflect on the past and look to the future. No matter where you stand, we all recognize that our world has changed in ways we never imagined. For many, I...

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From the Bilge – Vol. 5

“Better be safe than sorry.” How many times have we heard this? Certainly, when it comes to boats and what can go wrong, these words of caution couldn’t be more true. Here’s a true story that illustrates the above as recently told to me by a client. This client had...

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From the Bilge – Vol. 4

Over the years I’ve heard KKMI occasionally described as “the place where the gold-plated racing sailboats go”, implying that’s the only type of boat we work on. Yes, we do have a strong following amongst racing sailors but this has little to do with our ability to...

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From the Bilge – Vol. 3

It’s all about “JOBS”…that was the big sign on the top of my hat when I spoke before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2011. The occasion was Golden Gate Yacht Club’s (Team Oracle) request for approval to defend the 34th America’s Cup on the San Francisco Bay....

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From the Bilge Vol. 2

“Life is like a sewer - what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” --Tom Leher, noted Harvard mathematician and satirist...among other things. What Mr. Leher observed about life can also be said of your boat – what you get out of it depends on what you...

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From the Bilge – Vol 1.

Growing up I was taught when changing the oil to the car the proper way to dispose of the old oil was to pour it down the street drain. If someone were to do this today, particularly a business they’d be in serious trouble. In short, today in business, if you are out...

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From the Bilge Vol. 6

The Times They Are a-Changin’….But Not Everything As we close out 2016 and enter the New Year it’s time to reflect on the past and look to the future. No matter where you stand, we all recognize that our world has changed in ways we never imagined. For many, I...

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Thank you 2016 Boats

KKMI would like to thank all the boats that graced our yards in 2016! We look forward to serving you again in the future!...

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From the Bilge – Vol. 5

“Better be safe than sorry.” How many times have we heard this? Certainly, when it comes to boats and what can go wrong, these words of caution couldn’t be more true. Here’s a true story that illustrates the above as recently told to me by a client. This client had...

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