Originally Posted by Budds Outlet
.......... I plan to presure wash the bottom within a couple of hours of hauling her. Are there any precautions I should take as far as the timing for dislodging marine growth. Will some things harden or will other critters lose their attachment as time out of water goes by?
Those "critters" will harden into something resembling concrete if not removed soon after hauling. I would try to pressure wash sooner thaan two hours afte hauling if at all possible. Right away would be best.
If you have outdrives, be aware of the rubber bellows and other somewhat fragile parts when pressure washing.
As for bottom paining outdrives, putting copper based bottom paint on aluminum outdrives will ruin them pretty quickly. You're supposed to leave at least a one inch gap between the bottom paint and the outdrives.
If you want/need to paint your outdrives, make sure you use a paint that's made for the purpose. They are available.