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KKMI Blog

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, it includes relevant information that...

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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 editorial in a...

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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. Accordingly, our industry is one of the first to get hit during an economic slowdown and the last to recover once things are bubbling...

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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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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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