Originally Posted by jhance
If one is keeping their boat in the water year round, when do you all think is the best time to pressure wash the hull to clean off marine growth on an annual haul out? After spring or early summer marine growth spurt is over with? June? Pacific Northwest.
Here in the PNW, I have a diver check and clears the bottom and the anodes every three months. I have only hauled my boats when needed for some other purpose. Using hard paint, I have been able to get a LOT of years out of a paint job. My last sailboat last 7 years without a paint job and when I sold it, the bottom paint was still in great shape and had very little growth.
In cool water, painting on a schedule certainly is a great system, much like buying a new car and trading it in every three years. You will always have a nice, new car, but it sure costs a lot more than needed.