Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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When I lived in Marina Del Rey, in Southern, California, I cleaned the bottom of my Catalina 27 myself with just a snorkel, fins, and wet suit. It usually took me about 30 minutes.
My primary weapons were a Scotchbrite pad (with attached plastic handle) and a soft plastic 3" putty knife/scraper.
I found that in the summer, I needed to clean the bottom every month, and every 2 months in the winter.
Mostly, it was a matter of brushing off the slime with the Scotchbrite pad, and using the plastic scraper on the tube worms.
I invested in one of those suction cup - holder - onner thingys, but didn't find it to be of much use.
We look forward to hearing more of your adventure, and hope, and trust that you will do this in the safest possible manner.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown