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Re: Learned something(s) today
Almost always cheaper to hire a diver than to do a short haul. While stray current is an issue, its an occupational hazard they deal with. If your marina is telling you its a real problem there, you're going to eat zincs like candy. It's possible they were just trying to guide you toward paying them instead of a diver.
Our marina actually prohibits divers at the slip. They try to claim it's for environmental reasons, not scraping heavy metals into the water. This is not a state law, but they've even gone to far as to suggest it is. Pay them to quick haul and they just power wash the entire fleet, with run off going straight back into the harbor. Maybe less aggressive than scraping by hand, but it seems disingenuous and self serving.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Last edited by Minnewaska; 09-12-2013 at 06:52 AM.