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