Originally Posted by Kenomac
QUOTE:" fstbttms "And you base this statement on what- your extensive experience cleaning
boat bottoms in the Bay Area?
Shall I go on? I've got hundreds more like these."
I'm really tired of your demeaning sarcasm directed towards other members who don't agree with you, and don't understand why the moderators let you get away with it. I base my previous statement on real life experience. Why don't you use my entire quote instead of just bits and pieces? I'll say it again,
We went three months in Alameda water without any bottom scrubbers on new paint applied at KKMI in Sausalito back in 2010... no growth! Didn't scrubb the bottom until after four months.... just to check the anodes. I DON'T BELIEVE YOUR PICTURES!
I'm sure you do have hundreds of pictures to scare you clients into more cleanings.
Generally I form an opinion about someone's honesty based on whether what they are saying agrees with my own observations, and they do agree with Matt's.
My boat is in Alameda and has 2 coats of Pettit Trinidad SR, put on in January. For the first 3 months there was no growth. Whoopee! But now the hull
looks pretty dirty in about 2 months. At that stage I can feel quite a fall off in performance, especially motoring, as it happens.
The longest I could go between dives is 4 months, as that's how long the zincs last.
So my extra cost to always sail the boat with good performance is 3 cleans a year (2 months vs. 4 months interval = 6 times vs. 3 times). This cost is approx. $210. I carefully monitor
all costs, and this represents 2% of my boating
costs per year. I may or may not, depending who you believe, make some of this back in extended bottom paint
Based on my experience I have no problem believing that 1 month is a good interval in warmer climes.
PS, Matt, this is not an excuse to raise your rates.