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Re: Cleaning Hull in the water

Originally Posted by Waltthesalt View Post
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
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