Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Re: Has anyone used painted coatings with electrodes as a form of antifouling?
Originally Posted by fstbttms
In California, when a boat with an excessively foul bottom is hauled and pressure washed, the detritus and debris that comes off that bottom must be handeled by the yard as hazardous waste. They have to barrel it up and have it shipped off to a hazardous waste handling facility. This is, of course, very expensive and a cost that they are going to pass on to you. So yards will often ask the boat owner to have their bottoms cleaned before bringing the boat in to be hauled, if they suspect the bottom to be very foul. Does it make sense that the can't simply dump the stuff back into the water (which is essentially what would happen if a diver cleaned the boat in its slip)? Maybe not. But the yards are regulated differently than hull cleaners and that's they way things are.
Further (in regard to your original post), there currently is no ban on copper-based anti fouling paints anywhere in California. Yes, Washington State passed a ban that will come into effect over the coming years, but even if that affects you, it has nothing to do with the EPA, as you asserted.