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Perhaps the reason the paint was so cheap is because because Washington prohibits the in-water cleaning of boats with ablative anti fouling paint.

Just sayin'.
So, $6 for paint, $150,000 for environmental fines = jeez, boats are expensive!

Seriously Tag - how did you contain and dispose of the scrapings and goo? I've always wondered about that when cleaning in "the wild".
 

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I went to West Marine in Seattle, and happened upon their moving sale, I scored a gallon of NOS Pettit ablative antifouling for $6! Continuing in the spirit of saving money, I careened my boat, put down a tarp, and started scrubbing the old barnacles, mussels, goo, and ablative off. Once I had it down to a relatively goo-free surface, I rolled the starboard side. I made one mistake and cut into the bootstripe, but it is an otherwise solid paint job that is keeping growth at bay...

Just reminding you.

OWNING A BOAT IS NOT EXPENSIVE!
Which west marine is having the sale? The mercer store?

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your right it does not need to be pricey, my boat has not had the bottom touched sense sept or so last year. so today i anchored in 5 feet of water and spent 1.5 hours scrubbing and scraping. total cost was a 12 pack of soda and a pack of hot dogs and buns

it really needed it, i picked up a knot, but the chessy just hit the magic temp for stuff to explode on the bottom
 
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