Idora: Actually, I spent one night in the Ludlow marina last year and they did not have a problem with my scrubbing from the dock
I spoke with my marina's manager and he said the mandate for no scrubbing came for the State of Washington
. Seems that if a marina has haul-out facilities (and we do), the state says no scrubbing.
I asked about an exemption from the rule
on the basis of my not having any poisonous paint
. He was receptive to the idea but he figured a program would have to be created where a participant would first haul-out, then repaint the boat while management verifies the paint
to be non-toxic. Then the participant would be have an identification mark and only boats so marked will be able to scrub.
This all seemed like a colossal bunch of bullshit so I did not pursue it.
I'll happily keep scrubbing from the dink.