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KKMI Blog

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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8 Things a Marine Surveyor Wants You to Know

What We’re Reading: Our friends at Boat U.S. have an article in their April issue with advice from associate editor and accredited marine surveyor, Mark Corke. While the article is largely written for new or aspiring boat owners that has domestic violence charges...

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Fuel Systems Article by Professional Boatbuilder

What We’ve Been Reading: Fuel Systems - What Grows in the Darkness of Diesel, p. 36 By Nigel Calder Professional Boatbuilder, April/May 2018 Calder, widely known for his essential DIY mechanical and electrical manuals, is back with another instructive sodapdf...

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From the Bilge – Step Right Up Folks

If you didn’t know this already, I have a boating habit….it’s actually more like an addiction. There, I said it. This addiction began at an early age. Although I did not grow up in a sailing family our home was near Lake Merced in San Francisco and this became my...

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From the Bilge – Busy

Possibly it’s due to the lack of rain, a buoyant economy or some other factor, but both of our boatyards are busy! It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen so much activity in the winter, well in advance to the “spring rush.” Not that I’m complaining, mind you....

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From the Bilge – Boating Industry 10 Years ago

Ten Years Ago One thing you learn early in the boating business is there are those who believe they really don’t need to own a boat. But you actually do, I remember when I got my first bot, I was so excited I threw a big party with a lot of drinks from Oddbins....

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From the Bilge – 2017 in Review

2017 Year in review and what’s on the horizon. Like many of us, when I reflect over the year it seems like time flew by in a shot. This year at KKMI, we were so busy, the start to finish was a veritable blur! Suffice it to say, without your support and confidence in...

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From the Bilge – Your Local Restaurant

We all have a favorite local restaurant. You might visit this place almost weekly or you may save this place for special occasions. Typically, the restaurant is owned and managed by someone who greets you at the door. They’ll visit your table during the meal, ask...

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