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KKMI Blog

From the Bilge – Give us your Hard Working

Well, here we are on the cusp of Labor Day weekend. Alas, for many sailors around the country this means the end of the sailing season. Not so here in Northern California; in fact some of the best sailing of the year is about to begin. The Delta will cool off a bit...

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From the Bilge – Vacation on Demand

The other day I heard a client who’s been coming to KKMI for over 20 years say that one of the benefits of owning a boat is that it’s like having a “vacation on demand.” While I’ve never said those exact words, I know our family feels the same way. From the moment we...

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Electric Boat – Commissioned at KKMI

The boat is a Desingboats Tender 06e (20-feet, “e” for electric).  The boat’s name is “e-motion.”  It was built in Kreutzlingen, Switzerland by Bootswerft Heinrich AG and shipped to KKMI, where we installed the Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 electric outboard, including two...

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Irgarol is Back!

It's BAAaaaaaack!    Exciting news everyone! Irgarol, the magical deterrent of slimy stuff, is back in some bottom paints!    According to BASF, the company originally responsible for Irgarol, "it is a highly specific and effective inhibitor of photosynthesis which...

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We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

If you’re this guy, you need a bigger boat because you just saw the shark that’s going to eat your friends. If you’re a fisherman who needs more room for crab pots, a bigger boat makes more sense too. That’s just what we did for Sadie K a 40 foot Fisherman Trawler. We...

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From The Bilge: KKMI, the Bay Area Boatyard That Cares

As a business owner, I believe it’s essential to understand the public perception of your company. The problem is, gaining such insights from sources other than the internet isn’t all that easy. This may come as a surprise, but many people won’t tell you what they...

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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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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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