KNEWSLETTER - Vol. 68

Ahoy Marianne!

We hope you've had a BOOoooootiful October! Fleet Week was one for the record books - the jets were mostly heard and not seen. Let's hope that's not a trend moving forward or perhaps we need to talk about moving the show to the South Bay? It's always a nice reason to get out on the water. 


The holidays are fast approaching and it's a great time to come to the yard! Most people are caught up in conversations about stuffing turkeys and stockings - not stuffing boxes and bottom jobs. Take advantage of the holidays and call to book your job today! 

HOLIDAY HOURS

When planning your visit to the yard, please make note of our holiday closures. Th

WELCOME TO THE MARITIME CENTER 

Have you noticed the changes on the property? We have been slowly ramping up the Maritime Centre, which is a one-stop shop for your boating needs.

  • You will have the ability to coordinate services from KKMI, Cover Craft, Fred Anderson Boat Works, Maritime Technical Services, Rowland Marine Electrics and Tri-Coastal Marine.
  • We also welcome certified contractors to conduct business on site for their customers.
  • The Maritime Centre is also responsible for ensuring that the property is in good condition and that environmental and clean marine practices are being followed.
  • The Chandlery will be open 6 days a week.
  • Come check us out! If you have any questions, contact Geli at geli@maritimecentre.org

WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE GELI BURGIN

Where did you work before you came to KKMI?

The bulk of my career was spent in Supply Chain and Operations with Johnson & Johnson for 18 years. Just prior to joining the crew here, I worked in Billing and Sales at Atomic Tuna Yachts.


What made you want to come work with KKMI?

Since 2012, I had brought multiple boats to KKMI for 

surveys and servicing, including my own. Every time I came on the property the workplace culture was both professional and genuinely engaging. To have an opportunity to work in a place that truly cares about the outcome of their work and to build long lasting relationships both internally and externally is the place for me.


What is your favorite part of the job so far?

Being able to utilize my skills to help develop the Maritime Centre. I also love helping both the customers and tenants achieve their goals. As you can imagine, every day is different, every day is a new challenge. What’s unique here, is that every day you get to see the same smiles. I am fulfilled and truly feel blessed to here.


What’s something new that you have learned since working at KKMI? The learning is an on-going process. The entire crew has been so helpful with my onboarding. I have had multiple opportunities to work with the Project Managers on their jobs as well as the Project Administrators on the back-office processes. I’m learning a lot about the maintenance of the property itself and what it takes to maintain the Clean Marine Certification this organization has worked so hard to achieve.


Some other generic info:

* I grew up in Minnesota, surrounded by lakes and rivers.

* I learned how to sail on the SF Bay aboard my parents’ sailboat.

* When I’m not at work, you can find me at a game, concert, on or in the water

* Favorite Movie: Tombstone

* Favorite Playlist: Even though I grew up in the 80’s, my favorite playlist is from 1969

* Favorite Drink: G&T

* Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

* Favorite Cereal: Captain Crunch Berries

CALL US TO BOOK YOUR BOTTOM JOB TODAY!

DID YOU KNOW?
Precautionary tales, preventative tips, interesting finds and practical pointers from our project managers and around the web

Holidays on the boat can be super charming and a lot of fun! Depending on the number of guests, you can make it a dockside feast or just an intimate affair. Whatever you decide, here are a few tips to make it a bit easier:

1. Keep it Simple

Keep things simple and do what works with what you have – a boat oven, pressure cooker, or grill, etc. Don’t stress yourself out with multiple dishes; keep it simple with the sides and have mashed potatoes with another vegetable.

2. Keep It Small

Many boats 30-40 ft in overall length have space for a group of four to six people. Make sure you understand the layout of your boat and leave room for all the food, drinks, and decor!

3. Utilize Your Outdoor Spaces

Galleys aboard boats are notoriously small, and cooks are always wishing that guests would give them a bit more space. We recommend taking the dining area to the outdoor spaces and leaving down below to be devoted entirely to cooking and plating individual portions. Weather permitting, if you're dockside, spread out to the dock!

4. Make the Boat Cozy

Just because you’re on a boat doesn’t mean you need to skimp on comfort and decor – grab some battery tea lights, heated blankets, fall flowers, etc.

5. Enjoy Yourself—and Give Thanks

It’s the ideal boat-based plan not only for a great Thanksgiving but also for a great post-Thanksgiving getaway. Plus, if you have a boat, there’s a chance to add some pretty nifty trimmings to this holiday.

Being able to have a Thanksgiving celebration is always good. All the rest that comes with boating is pure gravy.


A LITTLE BIT OF SAILING HISTORY

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CAPTAIN Q'S QUAGMIRES
Snafus and funnies found around the web

Take your chicks out boating!

In the spirit of Halloween... 


Here's a new twist on swinging from the halyard... 

KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE:

In honor of Thanksgiving - what do you call it when it rains turkeys?

Simply reply to this email (no need to change the title) with your photo. Please tell us a little about what's happening in the photo. You will be added to all entries and the winner will be selected by our staff here at KKMI! Good luck!


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

Winner will receive a stylish KKMI hat!

LAST KNEWSLETTER CHALLENGE & WINNER

QUESTION:

In honor of Fleet Week and the Blue Angels - how close (at the closest) do the Blue Angels get to one another when flying in formation? 


ANSWER: 18 INCHES!



WINNER - MICHAEL KAZEK

Here is Michael's daughter, Micaela aboard their Tartan 4100 Triforce sailing in San Pablo Bay - practicing her inversion tactics...

KKMI SIGHTINGS

Happy Halloween!

Meanwhile in Florida...

Lots of love within the haul out team in Richmond

This little cutie stopped in the office to see about some bottom paint

Michelle showing us how she plans to haunt Paul

The store in Richmond is preparing to be boarded... Arrrr

Billy knows how to get things done

Angel and Francisco get ready for the day

Justin lending a helping wrench

Welcome back to Erica! We are all very glad that she is back in the saddle! 

And for this month's "Between the Sheets" submissions... enjoy!

SEE YOU NEXT TIME!
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