Advantages, sailing and midwest in one sentence and related? Humm?? On that note, a big advantage to moving life to warm water is ease of things in the water like props, hulls, etc. On my daily swims, I take a quick pass of the hull and prop, cleaning seagrass from the strainers and noting prop foul (needs a 5 min green scrubby dance).
Clogged plumbing? Yes! In my search for the issue causing a low volume of sea water going to my fridge, I discovered quite an intense colony of tiny barnacles in the hose just past the seacock and before the strainer. Next haul all through hulls are getting a full ream out.