Originally Posted by paul323
Some slime is inevitable - but generally bottom paints work really well. I accidentally let my power cord hang in the water while I was away for a month. I swear I got about 1 foot of weed hanging down from it; the hull was bit slimy, that is all. Well, very slimy. But no foot-long weed trailing...however, the prop was invisible behind a soccer-ball sized ball of weed!! In 4 weeks! Sheesh.
It never ceases to amaze me how many customers call me at some point during the spring or summer, claiming that I could not have cleaned their boat two weeks previously (as indicated by the invoice they had received) because the fouling growth they were looking at could not possibly have grown in that time. I understand that part of the hull cleaner's job should be to educate the boat owner about the realities of the fouling progression, but man, sometimes I wonder!