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• October, 2017
What's the matter son? Why are you so blue? — Mark Thompson
"When I grow up I wanna be just like you." — Hugh Alberson "Mine’s paid for!" — Donald Dutton "It's friends on the rail that count." — Rob Sesar "Two words, babe: maintenance bills." — Isaac Fain "Alice, I told you not to take the blue pill." — David Hume "Honey, it does not matter where we park in McCovey Cove, the guy with the biggest mitt always catches the ball!" — David Michael Cox "Two sailboats, 30 miles apart are traveling toward each other, one with a constant speed of 7 knots and the other 5 knots. How long does it take for both to meet/crash?" — Shana Bagley "Are you my mother?" — Anita Scharf "Seems to be that the number of your friends is in inverse proportion to the size of your boat." — Carlos Seraphim "He is exactly like you in every way, except 1/8th your size." "I shall call him . . . Mini Me." — Vikas Kapur
while back, Leah Garchik's column in the San Francisco Chronicle caught our eye: "Biking near the East Bay waterfront one recent weekend, the Chronicle's managing editor looked up and saw a reminder of work: 'William Randolph Hoist' was painted on top of a lifting device for boats," Garchik wrote. Referring, of course, to a Travelift, the Chronicle's editor was unknowingly at the KKMI boatyard in Richmond. "It's part of our overall culture at the company," Paul Kaplan told us. "We're having fun, and the equipment is part of our livelihood and not just a chunk of steel." Other lift names include 'Ella Liftsgerald', 'Haully Green Giant' and 'Herb Crane', referring to the legendary Chronicle reporter. "We had a contest at the company when we got our first crane, Kaplan said, "and 'Herb Crane' was the winner. The person that came up with the name won a prize — and then it just sort of continued. We're not a hospital; we try to have fun, and convey the spirit of working in a boatyard."
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The October 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.