Knewsletter Vol. 6
  
Here we are once again to bring you goings-on from the Boat Kyard and beyond! 

With the upcoming holiday it's easy to turn our focus towards things that we are thankful for - working in a boat yard, we don't have to look far. We are sailors and mariners after all - we are trained to accept and adjust to changes to the world around us. It is said that you should be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth seas. It is also said that smooth seas don't produce skillful sailors. Let's gracefully embrace the lessons that we carry with us and adapt into our everyday lives. Let's give thanks to these amazing gifts that we are given - Thanks to the waters we sail on. Thanks to the sun and wind. Thanks to the friendships we've forged and the times spent with loved ones. Thanks to the simple lazy days of sipping wine and gazing at sun-kissed seas. Thanks to crazy raucous days of holding on for dear life and gaining new experiences. Thanks to our boats for keeping us afloat in more ways than one! 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May you and your loved ones enjoy a safe gratitude-filled holiday season!  
FROM THE BILGE
by Paul Kaplan

"Better be safe than sorry." How many times have we heard this? Certainly, when it comes to boats and what can go wrong, these words of caution couldn't be more true. 

Here's a true story that illustrates the above as recently told to me by a client. This client had moved out of the area and listed their 40' sailboat for sale with a local broker. In their absence, the client asked the yacht broker if they would "keep an eye" on their yacht. Read more

WINTERTIME PROJECTS TO CONSIDER
KKMI has more covered space than any other boat yard in the area. Take advantage of our enclosed areas and get to that project you've been putting off!



MEET THE CREW

Introducing Bob Hennessey

That's Bob with his lovely bride Tonya. If you have had your boat worked on at Point Richmond, there's a chance that you've had Bob as a project manager. There are three PMs at our Richmond location and they are all amazing. Bob brings a certain kind of ease to your boat yard experience. We've been told by more than one boat owner that they plan to sell their boat if Bob ever retires... rest assured... we're not ever letting him.    Read more about Bob...
JOIN OUR CREW!
We are always looking for talented craftsmen and women. If you or someone you know is a gifted craftman, electrician, mechanic, metal fabricator, fiberglass expert, jack of all trades, shipwright... please do send them our way. This is a great place to work!


Applications can be submitted in person, via email or fax to either location. Contact details here.

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST VIDEO
Well I Otter! You never know who you're going to run into on the docks at KKMI!


Visit our channel on YouTube for more goings on at the Kyard!

STOCKING STUFFER?



Contact Ken Keefe 
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING?


RED SKY - SWAN 100 AVAILABLE
Launched in 2003, this yacht has been professionally maintained from the moment of her christening by her extremely knowledgeable owner, captain and crew. Never raced or chartered, Red Sky has been kept to highest standards. 

The yacht received an extensive 8-month refit at Maine's Lyman Morse yard in the spring of 2012 and has undergone pre-Caribbean servicing each year of her life by the same craftsmen. 

Red Sky is a true showpiece suitable for the most discerning yachtsman. 

Contact Paul Kaplan to learn more. 
THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL
WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!

We had lots of big winners from our last edition of our Knewsletter! Here is Monique with her winning Dock Lines! She and her husband Jim were super excited to put them to use on their Beneteau 33, Aventure

Congratulations to you and to the other winners!




LAST EDITION'S QUESTION:
For better or worse, dealing with toxic materials is part of operating a maritime service facility. The range of toxicity is quite varied. Some toxins are very harmful to humans even at small levels of exposure. At the other end of the spectrum there are toxins which are modestly harmful to some aquatic species when exposed at higher levels. Knowing what is highly or less toxic and how these materials are to be properly disposed of is mission critical at KKMI.
 
For example, pressure washing the bottom of vessels produces a wet mixture of bottom paint and marine growth, which requires special handling and disposal. Each year tons of material are generated.
 
Question: Last year KKMI's two locations paid to dispose of how many tons of this waste?
 
A)     Less than 5 tons
B)     5 to 10 tons
C)    10 to 15 tons
D)   Over 15 tons

THIS KNEWSLETTER TRIVIA QUESTION...

Be sure to respond with your answer for a chance to win some KKMI swag!


QUESTION:
If your boat has been involved in an accident, whether it's your fault or not, who is responsible for selecting what boatyard will make the repairs?
 
  1. a.    The insurance company.
  2. b.    The marine surveyor.
  3. c.    The owner of the vessel.
  4. d.    All the above.
Send responses to Marianne: marianne@kkmi.com
 

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LIFE AFTER THE KYARD

We got these photos from Steve L. who is currently traveling abroad with his wife. He plans to be back aboard Calaloo and on the Bay for some boating sometime soon. Here she is in her slip and during a visit to the Kyard.

"My wife and I are [traveling] right now and next month we will be cruising from the Suez canal and Red Sea. Fortunately, we will be neither captain nor crew. We're leaving the driving to Norweigan Cruise Lines!!!"  






Please send your photos -  We'd love to hear about your adventures!
KYARDOG OF THE MONTH

Meet Rudder. Rudder was here visiting while his humans were having some work done on their Beneteau 49. He could usually be found patrolling the gunwales and keeping an eye on his new baby brother, Robin, a 6 month old human. It was a pleasure having you and your family Rudder! We look forward to seeing you again!



SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

Until we pop back into your inbox... we hope to see you around the Bay or in the Kyard!