Using this method, it helps if you attach a 2 or 3 liter plastic bottle to the back of the head of the brush. This causes the brush to want to float and the helps push it against the hull.I use a REALLY soft brush i found at the walmart auto section for cleaning RVs and DIY it
Depending on the amount of fouling, try using a piece of carpet or a diaper. And yes, I recommend doing it by hand, in the water. Using a Dri Diver or similar device, you can't control the amount of pressure you are using to clean the hull, not to mention how abrasive the scrub pads that come with the device are. Also, those devices will not clean the keel, running gear, thru-hulls etc.I gues you would suggest scrubbibg using a diver. What yould you clean/polish it with?
Ummm... I don't know who "the enviro cops" are, but my guess is that they don't make policy regarding water pollution in your state and even if they did, they certainly didn't make that determination based on your conversation with them in the marina (or wherever). I understand your justification for in-water burnishing, but the fact remains, it is likely illegal in your state and your diver does my industry a disservice by agreeing to do it for you.We discussed this with the enviro cops last year and they determined that cured epoxy is not a biohazard.