KNEWSLETTER - Vol. 47
Greetings!
It being almost the end of January, we are sneaking our "Happy New Year!" message in under the wire. We are looking forward to another year of helping to keep your boat afloat and in ship shape! Please don't hesitate to call us with any of your boating needs.
FROM THE BILGE
I confess that I might be biased when I compare the huge number of agencies and regulations that govern the operation of a boatyard compared to most other businesses, but I believe we are inundated by a significant factor. Clearly, these regulatory agencies and their rules exist for very important reasons. Therefore, this observation is not intended to be critical. Yes, there is some regulatory duplication, but the core issue is more than just the quantity and costs of being compliant with all these rules. Rather it is the lack of a level playing field when it comes to these laws. And, for the companies that choose not to be in compliance, what are the consequences, if any?
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Good at sailboat rigging or know someone that is?

We have an opening at our Point Richmond rigging department for an experienced rigger.

KKMI respects and appreciates the specialized skills needed for our industry and is willing to offer an attractive compensation package for the right candidates. Learn more
DAVE'S DISCOVERIES
New gadgets and gear for your boat
Welcome to KKMI’s Purchasing Manager Dave Kendig’s latest discoveries, where he'll be highlighting the interesting products he comes across. Dave is also happy to answer any product-oriented questions you may have. Got a Yanmar diesel engine and looking for parts? Give Dave a call. Not only does KKMI have an extensive inventory on hand, but most importantly, Dave will make sure you get the part you need. You see, not all part numbers stay the same, and Dave is our resident guru when it comes to such matters.
Discreet Countertop Receptacles install where convenient
Electrical outlets on boats are often located where they're easiest to install, not necessarily where they'll be most convenient for the user. Hubbell Marine's 15A 125V Countertop Receptacle can be mounted on almost any vertical or horizontal surface. When power is no longer needed, the device is simply pushed back into its housing, discreetly hiding it from view. The device is so innovative, it won a 2020 Boating Industry Top Product award.
VIDEOS OF INTEREST
Why does my bottom paint look like it's gone 'bad' at the waterline?
A difficult day for America Magic
New cranes arrived under the Golden Gate Bridge and have been installed in Oakland
CAPTAIN Q'S QUAGMIRES
Items found around the web - not serviced at KKMI
Something to reflect on if you start complaining about "winter" in the Bay Area.
This guy is having a bad day. We blurred his gesture to protect the innocent.
COVID-19 PROTOCOL REMINDERS
If you're going to be visiting a Kyard for service or parts, please review our protocols and be aware that we are requiring facial coverings and social distancing at both of our facilities. And if possible, consider phoning or emailing rather than visiting in person.
KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE
Spot the six(6) differences between the two photos of our Wall of Shame below.
To enter, simply respond to this email with your answer. No need to change the title.

One lucky winner will be chosen from all entries and will be announced in our next Knewsletter.

Winner will receive a KKMI Rigger's Bag
LAST KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE & WINNER
QUESTION:
How can you tell when Santa's been on the boat?

ANSWER:
You can feel his presents!
WINNER!
CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE NELSON!

Here's Steve on the left on a charter in Greece looking like he needs to learn how to relax. And on the right, his boat in the KKMI yard in the mid 80s.
KKMI SIGHTINGS
Making safety meetings work during a pandemic. It worked great... but no coffee and donuts. :(
This little beauty is more than just Nana's Dream
And going along with the trend... Bernie made it into some of our photos this month...
Bernie sits in on a remote meeting
A bicycle built for two
Bernie assisting Dan with a dinghy repair
Bernie helps Roberto tidy up the yard
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