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Old 10-06-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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What do you pay for hull cleaning?

In-water with divers.
What price per foot?

And do-it-yourselfers?
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:05 AM   #2
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We do our own. The divers who do others in our marina, Jacksonville, charge $2/foot unless extremely fouled. In Fall River, MA, I know a diver who charges a minimum of $3/foot. He’s extremely busy. The charges are for length over all not water line length.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:12 AM   #3
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I'm in Vero beach Florida. Pay a diver $100 FOR a 44 foot trawler.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:14 AM   #4
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When needed we paid $100 for a 47' boat in Long Island NY.
Most all of the time we do it ourselves with a pony system and tank onboard.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:13 AM   #5
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$56 base rate for a 22' center console in SWFL. Not sure what they use for length - boat has a swim platform & pulpit so maybe ~26' overall.
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In SoCal for my 38' Trawler, I pay $45.00 per monthly cleaning and every year or so, he includes zinc replacement labor at no charge with a decent price for them, as needed.
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In SoCal for my 38' Trawler, I pay $45.00 per monthly cleaning and every year or so, he includes zinc replacement labor at no charge with a decent price for them, as needed.
That’s a great deal on the length and the zincs. Around here, the installation of zincs is always an extra.

When we were in Mexico, West Coast, $1/foot.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:31 AM   #8
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When needed we paid $100 for a 47' boat in Long Island NY.
Most all of the time we do it ourselves with a pony system and tank onboard.
Smitty, can you provide details/pics of your pony system? I usually check my bottom paint with a mask, but I'd love to stay down a bit longer!
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:34 AM   #9
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Around Morehead City, the going rate seems to be around $2.00/ft. plus zincs. Some charge hourly, $75 to $85/hour, for first visit.

I've found that some guys are too cheap and compensate by not doing the work.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:44 AM   #10
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In Cartagena Colombia it was $20 usd for two men on a KK42. The bottom was pretty bad after being in the harbor for a month. Took them about 4 hrs. They did an excellent job, I checked when we got to Puerto Rico.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:01 PM   #11
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I pay $2 per foot.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:10 PM   #12
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We are in San Diego Harbor on a '44 Gulfstar. In 5 years we have had 5 different divers. Have a good, dependable one just now who comes once a month, charges $65 per trip plus a bit extra if replacing zincs in addition to their cost.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:19 PM   #13
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$2 to $2.50 per foot seems pretty normal in our area depending on the length and condition. Also it depends on whether it's a one time deal or a regular monthly or every three weeks job.

Reminder, there is no reason not to know if the divers are doing a good job. Get the GoPro camera on a stick set up and examine. We always have someone present when cleaning is being done as well. I know generally that's not possible.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:22 PM   #14
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Side question. How many are seeing equipment like the Caviblaster used in your area?

https://www.caviblaster.com/
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:57 PM   #15
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Bottom cleaning

$ 70 bucks a month for a KK 42 here in So-Cal - Channel Islands Harbor.

I had another guy that was $ 45 a month - but he did a poor job.

Now this guy does good job.

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Old 10-06-2017, 08:51 PM   #16
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$1.25 per foot here in Punta Gorda, FL.
Zincs are not extra.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #17
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Bottom Cleaning

I do my own. $50 For a used tank from the dive shop. $150 For used 50 ft hose and 1st and 2d stage regulators from eBay. $8 to fill the tank and it is good for 2 cleanings if I don't let it get to bad. That's on a 39' bottom. Next season I will be buying a wet suit. The water temp here in the PNW is never very inviting.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:13 PM   #18
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2 bucks per ft typical here even though Longboat Key often commands an Island surcharge in most other services.
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I pay Zero. And I do zero. I spend the winters in fresh water and the summer in salt. The unwanted growth is gone a couple days after the change.
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"I pay Zero. And I do zero."

Good ablative bottom paint and moving the boat takes care of the bottom.

Have never had to scrub the bottom since starting in 1960,

then the paint was Neptune with a massive amount of copper in the paint .

A 2 year haul was all that was required in the NE for a liveaboard that moved the boat on weekends..
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