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Recommendation needed: Diver/bottom cleaning Annapolis area

Hi all,
I'm looking for a reliable diver to check out our boat bottom, check/clean the shaft and prop, and perhaps a light bottom scrub. I'm not racing, so I don't need a spotless boat. But this is our first year with her, and I'd like to make sure the zinc is holding up OK, and I'm assuming the shaft and prop probably could use some cleaning.

I'm on the South River on the Chesapeake. Can anyone recommend a local diver for this? Reasonable pricing would be a plus.
Thanks!
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I recommend Christian Graf (aka Yellow Dick Diving). I'll get his number for you when I get home tonight if nobody else posts it first.

EDIT: I'd also like to add that Christian dives all winter unlike most other divers in the area, so if you leave your boat in like I do and are paranoid about your zincs like I am, he's perfect!

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I recommend Christian Graf (aka Yellow Dick Diving). I'll get his number for you when I get home tonight if nobody else posts it first.

EDIT: I'd also like to add that Christian dives all winter unlike most other divers in the area, so if you leave your boat in like I do and are paranoid about your zincs like I am, he's perfect!
Thanks painkiller! Please do forward his info when you can...
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Here you go, Jos!

Yellow Dick Diving
970 Yachtsman Way
Annapolis, MD 21403

yellowdickdiving@gmail.com

I don't seem to have any of his business cards handy, so I don't have his phone number. But he does respond to email, which is how I usually contact him. I'm on a regular schedule with him now, so I don't have to talk to him very often.
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Here you go, Jos!

Yellow Dick Diving
970 Yachtsman Way
Annapolis, MD 21403

yellowdickdiving@gmail.com

I don't seem to have any of his business cards handy, so I don't have his phone number. But he does respond to email, which is how I usually contact him. I'm on a regular schedule with him now, so I don't have to talk to him very often.
Thanks painkiller--really appreciate it!
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Christian dives all winter unlike most other divers in the area...
Why do most other local divers not work through the winter? You don't haul for the winter in that area, do you?
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Why do most other local divers not work through the winter? You don't haul for the winter in that area, do you?
The Chesapeake gets a lot of cold water runoff from the mountains of WV, PA and NY. The further north you go up the Bay the more brackish the water becomes and also colder. Potentially, it will get colder and freeze over sooner than that other nearby coastal bodies of water like Long Island Sound that are influenced by the Atlantic. In '77 the Bay froze over completely land locking Baltimore for a brief period of time.

Many people haul their boats so they don't have to deal with ice, bubblers or frozen bilge pumps.
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Why do most other local divers not work through the winter? You don't haul for the winter in that area, do you?
While it doesn't freeze solid usually here, the creeks in our area do freeze during the winter, so it gets pretty cold in the water. Most people I know haul for the winter, but as bheintz mentioned, some people use bubblers, etc. Just 125 miles south of here, most everyone leaves the boat in all winter, but the water is much higher salt content.
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