Originally Posted by Barabus
Not sure about Michigan, but it is not uncommon for strictly lake boats here to not be bottom painted. They get an easy to brush off slim, but no barnacles. Do the Great Lakes boats grow barnacles or something else that requires bottom paint?
No barnacles on the great lakes, but plenty of slime and other crap. Some zebra / quagga mussels too. Basically the only boats I see around here (Lake Ontario) without bottom paint are those that live on trailers. Anything that stays in the water gets paint.