Originally Posted by Waltthesalt
FYI here in the Pacific Northwest it's against the law to clean ablative bottom paint bottoms in water. Hard bottom paints are OK. A big fine if you get caught. Worth checking in your area.
I am not aware of any other states with actual honest-to-God laws on the books restricting in-water hull cleaning.
Here is a link to the Washington Dept. of Ecology web page pertaining to the law in question:
Hull Cleaning and Boat Washing | Clean Green Boating | Washington State Department of Ecology