Originally Posted by Sandero
Why didn't you simply short haul it?
By "short haul" do you mean lift
it with a crane and clean it in the slings? That's what I usually do. That costs $300 in Cowes (cheapest place around here), and I have to remove the backstay.
The alternative, which I really like, is the Sea Lift
system, where the boat is lifted by a floating docking
with a ballast tank. This is even more expensive. But you are in and out within an hour -- fantastic efficiency.
A diver (the way lots of people in the US do it) might be better yet for normal cleaning
and anodes, but that service
is not offered here for a reasonable price
. Besides that, I like to look over everything under the waterline myself.