We offer hull cleaning on a monthly, bi-monthly, or on-call basis.
* WARMER MONTHS: JUNE-OCTOBER (MONTHLY SERVICE RECOMMENDED)
* COOLER MONTHS: NOVEMBER-MAY (BI-MONTHLY SERVICE RECOMMENDED)
* ONCE YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR HULL CLEANING, IT MAY TAKE UP TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR INITIAL SERVICE IS COMPLETED.
* BECAUSE WE DO NOT WORK WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS, IT IS TYPICAL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO BE ABOUT 8 DAYS BEHIND EACH MONTH.
* SUMMER MONTHS ARE BUSIEST - PLEASE BE PATIENT IF YOUR SERVICE IS LATE.....WE'LL GET TO IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
* HEAVY RAINS DELAY HULL SERVICE DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION
Once the water clears up, services resume.
SPRINGTIME GROWTH EXAMPLE ON AN OUTDRIVE
Basic Hull Cleaning Rates:
$25.00 + $1.40/FT
There is no increased rate for bi-monthly service
Rates may increase depending on the condition of the bottom paint, but we will contact you prior to the rate increase.
Bottom paint is given a "rating" following service for COVERAGE and TOXICITY (anti-fouling effectiveness).
Ratings are EXCELLENT / GOOD / FAIR / POOR.
Typically, when a rating becomes FAIR, it means the hull is nearing the time to re-paint.
Bottom paint is designed to protect the permeable fiberglass of the hull - not just look nice. Regular cleaning is needed to keep the anti-fouling properties of the paint active. If paint goes "dead" from lack of cleaning, hard-growth can begin and potentially penetrate the coating.
Warmer months mean warmer water - monthly cleaning is recommended during these times. Bi-monthly cleaning can be scheduled for colder water.
Anode replacement is done as needed at an additional cost.
The anodes we use are made of zinc or aluminum. Research has shown that zinc and cadmium (both metals are used in zinc anodes) pollute seawater and can be hazardous to the surrounding sea life.
We use aluminum anodes whenever possible, as aluminum has shown to be more effective than zinc as a sacrificial anode, and is lighter for less drag and vibration on prop shafts. In some cases, are less costly than zinc, and have shown to last longer.
Anode material applications:
Aluminum: salt and brackish water use
Zinc: saltwater use only
Magnesium: fresh water only
Underwater Images & Video
We offer underwater, digital images or video at NO CHARGE to existing customers. Due to our high volume of service, we only provide images upon request. Images will then be emailed or uploaded to your Dropbox account. Videos will be posted to our Facebook page, or uploaded to our Dropbox. We use GoPro cameras - videos can be viewed top-side as well....just meet us there.
Remember, there are NO FEES associated with this service.
Bottom-liner cleaning is available...usually on a bi-annual schedule. Call for more information.
Commercial vessel service at discounted rates - we do our best to be as prompt as possible so fishing boats have a minimum of dock time.
Underside dock cleaning, inspection, and re-floating is available.
Call for an estimate.
Pre-haul prep is available by appointment - the labor rate will vary depending on size and condition. If you're getting ready to take the boat out of the water, call us first!
WE ARE THE OFFICIAL DIVE SERVICE FOR
CHANNEL ISLANDS ELECTRIC BOATS
CENTRAL COAST DUFFY
& ELECTRIC BIKES