Why bottom paint and regular hull cleaning are important.

andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 556Member ✭✭✭
Yesterday I had my boat hauled out for outdrive service and bottom painting. She's been sitting in saltwater for over two and a half years since the drive was replaced and the last paint job. Below is how my drive looks, which isn't too bad. I have a diver clean it monthly. The photo underneath is another boat nearby mine in the shipyard that shows the result of not cleaning your outdrive!

Andy





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  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,236Member ✭✭✭✭
    Oh my!
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,347Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Geez! Look at that prop!
  • SpyderwebSpyderweb Syracuse, NYPosts: 82Member ✭✭
    Wow!.  I would't think that lower one could even get up on plane with that prop.
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,684Moderator mod
    edited January 11
    @andyd wow you let your boat sit in water for 2 1/2 years? My boat gets 3 months then I haul and power wash and rezinc then 3 months later its hauled for winter nap. Then in the spring bottom gets sanded and repainted......... Just say'n      What did your boat look like before you power washed it?
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,105Member ✭✭✭✭
    What a mess! and what about the water inlet? How would you get enough water to cool the engine. Your's looks great in comparison. The diver make's a huge difference. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 556Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 11
    @raybo3 This is what the drive looked like before any kind of washing, basically how it looked yesterday coming out of the ocean. It was cleaned three weeks ago underwater by a diver. Yes, I prudently should have taken her out a year and a half ago...but you know, procrastination and other spending priorities.

    Also, I perhaps shouldn't mention it, but winterization isn't even an issue in this neck of the woods, so boats stay in the water year round here and it's easy to defer maintenance as a result.

    The OceanX has a titanium ceramic coating said to resist corrosion, and it appears it is performing as advertised, so far.

    Andy
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,540Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @andyd I thought you were getting rid of your boat?
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,027Member ✭✭✭
    Get the chisel out 
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,684Moderator mod
    @andyd thats pretty awesome you can leave your boat in for so long and it looks like that. What did the diver cost per dive???
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,276Member ✭✭✭✭
    @andyd, and the other question I have is how often does that other boat get used? Would regular runs help keep that scrubbed off? Is it marine growth, corrosion or both?
    you can always tell the boats in our marina that get used often versus the dock sitters by the amount of green slime on the props and drives.
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 556Member ✭✭✭
    @Handymans342... No, I don't think I ever said I was actually selling the boat, just that all the problems in 2015 made me think long and hard about whether to keep it. Since the last couple of years have been relatively problem free I'm keeping her.
    Slips are harder to find, we've gone from dozens available here in 2010 to a one year wait list now. That just the 25' slips, larger ones are even tougher to find.

    I pay $45 per month to have the hull and outdrive cleaned by a diving service.

    Andy


  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,676Member ✭✭✭✭
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,027Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 11
    $45 a month for a diver  sounds pretty cheap. I thought it would have been more. 
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,684Moderator mod
    I agree with shawnmjr $45 is very cheap...... @andyd you have a very nice setup there
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,236Member ✭✭✭✭
    $45 bucks in my area would not work- gators would eat you while your scrubbing!
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,666Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    $540 for a year of monthly cleanings?  Great price.  I paid $200 for a mid-season cleaning (which is all I need here).  
  • bazzabazza Wales UKPosts: 51Member ✭✭
    I keep my 280 in salt water year round except for service and antifouling, I wonder how this affects the rust rate internally on the engine, what is the average life span of an engine rust wise kept in these conditions?
  • andydandyd Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 556Member ✭✭✭
    Do you have fresh or sea water cooling for your engine?

    Andy
  • bazzabazza Wales UKPosts: 51Member ✭✭
    Sea water.
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,105Member ✭✭✭✭
    I allway's hear 1500 hour's is avg. on the other hand heard of guy's getting 3000 hours, Myself never kept a boat that long.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,347Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @randy56......I hear you brother. 
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