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We keep out boat in the lower Hudson River so brackish water with barnacles and slime being the worst culprits. We also haul out for 5 months of the year.
I have been using the WM CPP ablative paint and find that 2 coats/season works quite well. Since you are in year round you may want to consider a more expensive paint as suggested.
Usually a power spraying will get most of the crap off the hull. If you have barnacles they may require additional persuasion and foul language to eradicate. I find that the biggest amount of time is spent in the prep work, not the actual painting. Once the water line is taped off you just have at and put on as many coats as mfr. recommends.
This season I used this product: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|10918|296162|1017093&id=157662
on the prop as barnacles really will mess with your propulsion. We will see how well it works come fall.
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