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Old 08-04-2016, 10:49 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by BandB View Post

People in other areas are shocked when we discuss this. Those in New England and the PNW especially. However, I will say this. Whatever frequency they haul to clean the bottom or paint the bottom, if they did use a diver occasionally they would lessen that. If you're pressure washing and scraping annually, you probably could avoid that by using a diver two or three times a year and you'd extend the life of your bottom paint. Bottom cleaning is one of the most cost effective things one can have done in boat maintenance.
I haul in the PNW/BC coast for anode replacement and inspection every few years. Most people in the NE and Great Lakes haul because of winter. We paint because the boat is out. I doubt that a diver cleaning would change any periodicity for us.
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