Drying grids seem to be going the way of the dodo on the East Coast
of Oz. There used to be one in Port Stephens (in Fame Cove), and when we first arrived in Auckland
Ck., Gladstone, there was one near the water
side of the Customs Dock
. Gone now. We saw a few in New Zealand
, years ago, now. Part of the problem here is that there now are laws to "protect the environment
," so that one is no longer encouraged to remove and renew bottom paint
where it's convenient. Still, there can be other reasons to want to dry out, and in some areas, little place to do it.