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Quick Haul Costs on Chesapeake Bay- Diver Woes
Be carefull of divers here on the Chesapeake Bay - In the summer you can only see a few inches in front of you because the bay water is so murky with algae. In San Fran Bay you can see a great distance while under water. In Baltimore Harbor - you are lucky to see an inch!
That is why when the boatyards haul out boats that divers "cleaned" you see one side of the prop clean and the other side full of barnacles - same goes for thru-hull openings - one or two clean - one full of seaweed and barnacles - same for the bottom - clean as a whistle in spots and other areas full of slime and nasty stuff. We also see zincs that divers put on come loose because they cannot properly use a heavy hammer to set the zinc to the shaft.
For a few dollars extra let the marina lift out your boat with a quarter of a million dollar travelift and blast the bottom, prop, shaft, and thru-hulls with their 4,000# roto water blaster. You can see what you just spent your money on - with a diver - it is hit or miss. And best of all - my marina install your zinc for free - see if a diver will install your zincs for free!
Walter "Parrot Bay" Catalina 30 Shoal draft