KNEWSLETTER - Vol. 38
Greetings!
We are trying, as we imagine you all are, to stay sane during this, for lack of a better word, insanity. We're hoping to bring some light into your inbox and let you know we are still here to help out with your nautical needs. We intend to bring you distractions, insight and laughter. Please do share your feedback as we are looking for ways to stay connected. We hope you are staying safe and we very much look forward to seeing you on the other side of this.
FROM THE BILGE
For the past ten years, our display at the Boat Show has consisted of an assortment of nautical calamities, lovingly referred to as the “Wall of Shame.” The display features corroded “whatcha-ma-call-its,” fried “thinga-ma-jigs” and twisted bits of metal that are completely unrecognizable. The items represent an array of failed electrical, rigging, structural and mechanical systems discovered on customers’ boats that were brought to KKMI for repairs. The goal of our display is to provoke a conversation with the boating community, in a fun way, as to how that given thinga-ma-jig was supposed to work and what went wrong. These examples also serve to remind owners of the various systems aboard their own boat and how regular maintenance can help prevent failures of those systems.
 
So, here’s an idea….if you have a question about your boat, send it to us. If you’ve got any photos, these would be very helpful as well.

Be sure to enter our Boat Show challenge (below) to win a FREE Haul Out with the purchase of a Bottom Painting Package!

Looking forward to seeing you all in person again soon!

Paul Kaplan & the KKMI Family
TAKE ACTION!
Tell your governor recreational boating is a safe social distancing activity. Click here to send a letter.
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE...
Here are some fun distractions while social distancing:
This is a pretty entertaining video of sailors watching and critiquing sailing movies:
From Tim Sullivan - Here's to the Credit Card Captains:
Bouillabaisse - The Movie
We LOVE this one... here's one way of getting your sailing race fix while sheltered in place. We can only imagine what he's saying... "Come up! Come up! Bar's Open!" If you can translate this for us, please do!
Here are two episodes of "On Course" - a great way to keep flexing your sailing muscles.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOATING MOVIE
Boating during the time of Covid seems to have been relegated to watching it from your couch. Choose between the five movies nominated by our staff, and let us know what your favorite boating movie is so we can share it with others who may be looking for a fix!
LAST KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE & WINNER
CHALLENGE:
Match the movie to the boat:
  1. Jaws
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  4. Life Aquatic
  5. Tommy Boy
  6. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  7. The Perfect Storm
  8. Caddy Shack
  9. Life of Pi
  10. Forrest Gump
  11. Titanic
  12. Captain Ron
ANSWER
A. Perfect Storm
B. Jaws
C. Willy Wonka
D. Saving Private Ryan
E. Forrest Gump
F. Caddy Shack
G. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
H. Titanic
I. Captain Ron
J. Tommy Boy
K. Life Aquatic
L. Life of Pi
WINNER!
CONGRATULATIONS TO STEPHEN SKOGERSON!

Here is Stephen with his Island Packet 35, Golden Heart .

KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE!
In keeping with our Boat Show theme, every year we have a contest at our booth to win a FREE HAUL OUT with your purchase of a bottom painting package. We figure, why stop the tradition now?

Identify the following corroded and broken down parts - we give points for creativity! When you submit your answer, please tell us the name, make, and size of your boat. Please also include if you are more apt to haul out in Sausalito, Richmond or either. We typically choose a winner from each location. GOOD LUCK!
To enter simply respond to this email with your answers. Please include the following:
  1. The name, make and size of your boat
  2. A photo of you and your boat (if you have one)
  3. Tell us which location you would be more likely to have work done.
Don't miss your chance - enter to win today!
KKMI SIGHTINGS
It's an honor to help keep fire departments and the fishing fleet in business!
Crew meetings take up a bit more room these days
Staying safe around the yard
Because this editor is sheltering in place, I had to search the interwebs for this month's "Between the Sheets" submissions...
SOCIALIZE WITH US!
SEE YOU NEXT TIME!
Until we pop back into your inbox... we hope to see you around the Bay or in the Kyard! At a safe distance, of course. :
Point Richmond
510-235-5564
530 West Cutting Blvd.
Point Richmond, CA 94804
Sausalito
415-332-5564
420 Harbor Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965