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Old 06-04-2021, 00:28   #1
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Cost cleaning hull

Wonder what everyone is paying to have their hulls cleaned ?

Apparently there are two cost structures.

1. On a regular basis

2. One off.

Have a badly fouled hull.

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Old 06-04-2021, 00:36   #2
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Re: Cost cleaning hull

Ya know, if you want a meaningful answer, you are gonna just have to break down and tell us where you are and how big your boat is. Without that minimal data there are no useful answers to your query.

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Old 06-04-2021, 01:11   #3
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Jim has a good point. Divers in Acapulco may have different pricing than in New York City. A Tartan 27 is likely to cost less than a Hinckley 42. We pay $40 for cleaning our J/36 every two weeks. It's important to note that there are lots of boats in our harbor using the same guy, so his travel costs are spread over perhaps 20 boats. The price might be lower if we had it done every week, since there'd be less growth between swipes. The price might be higher if we weren't in a place with other customers.
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Re: Cost cleaning hull

Boat is 28 ft.

I am in southern california.

Wondering how much for one time vs monthly and

More cost effective to haul and clean vs one time cleaning for badly infested hull.
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Its not hard - Get some scuba gear and get wet!
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Re: Cost cleaning hull

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Wonder what everyone is paying to have their hulls cleaned ?

Apparently there are two cost structures.

1. On a regular basis

2. One off.

Have a badly fouled hull.

Thanks
Google your area. I have paid from $74-123 along the East Coast US for a 41 ‘ boat. But that is for a “maintenance” cleaning and if you badly fouled you may be at a $/hr job
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I am in southern california.



Wondering how much for one time vs monthly and



More cost effective to haul and clean vs one time cleaning for badly infested hull.


My diver charges me a bit over $1 per foot for my 42í sailboat. The price is based on cleaning once per month. Most divers charge more for one time service, sometimes double and the first cleaning is often more. Iím in Long Beach. The diver is based in San Pedro. His price was the best I could find in the area. Some others charge $2 per foot or more.
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Re: Cost cleaning hull

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Boat is 28 ft.

I am in southern california.

Wondering how much for one time vs monthly and

More cost effective to haul and clean vs one time cleaning for badly infested hull.
Hull cleaning rates in SoCal are arguably the cheapest in the country. For a bottom in decent condition you can probably expect to to pay $1.25-$1.50/foot.
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Wonder what everyone is paying to have their hulls cleaned ?

Apparently there are two cost structures.

1. On a regular basis

2. One off.

Have a badly fouled hull.


Thanks
Badly now that is a term that can have a broad range of meaning.

Much depends on how adverse and as to type of fouling, e.g., barnacles versus algae.

By way of example, one can expect to pay considerably more for a vessel that is in this condition:
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Seventy -five $ for a 41ft sailboat in Ventura, California once a month. I do not understand the rational of haul out and doing it yearly since all that crap affects sailing performance.


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$59/month for 32' boat, but he does it with a towel. Check with some local divers, if it's too bad they may not want or be able to do it in the water.
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Re: Cost cleaning hull

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Boat is 28 ft.

I am in southern california.

Wondering how much for one time vs monthly and

More cost effective to haul and clean vs one time cleaning for badly infested hull.

You can get quotes from local yards for haul/power wash/scrape.... And if it's time to renew bottom paint (sounds possible), that's as good a time as any to do that too.

Doing that once, and then keeping up with it periodically can work pretty well.

"Keeping up with it" could be a combo of weekly "barnacle runs" plus periodic diver attention.

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Mine is a 28 in Texas. I think I pay $100 or so.
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