If you have your boat in the water during the summer in Florida, don’t let a month go by without having the bottom cleaned. Barnacles grow all over the bottom of the boat. But, they also grow on the running
At Down Under Dive, we pride ourselves on the quality of work we do. Also, we like to make sure our clients, are fully aware of the condition of their boat bottom as a part of our bottom cleaning service.
If you have read the last couple of blog posts, you will know that I did the bottom painting myself at the yard over the summer. Since it was the first time I had done any bottom painting at all,
The final step was putting on the anti-fouling coat. I used 4 gallons of Pettit Trinidad red and got about two and a half coats on the bottom, with some extra on the bottom of the keel and at the
Since the boat had been neglected for so long and had all those dings going to the fiberglass, it was important to put on a barrier coat before the anti-fouling paint. I first looked at putting on a barrier coat
The bottom of my boat was very badly neglected and most of the bottom paint had come off by the time I got the boat to the yard. There were small holes going through to the fiberglass all over the
Maintaining a boat that spends its time in the water can be expensive. You need to take the boat out on the water on a regular basis and work the engine and transmission for the best performance. If you do
Many people only get their boat bottoms cleaned once a month, but when things heat up in Florida, the barnacles grow at an amazing rate. Many of our customers move to twice a month cleaning when the water warms up.
The other day we were visiting clients and we noticed and unusual visitor on the pier. It was an Everglades Rat Snake! It is unusual to find them on the pier, but there is was. These snakes are not venomous,
It is hard to find divers to clean your boat that you can trust. Many of our clients have had bad experiences with other dive services before signing up. This does not mean that other dive services are shady. Sometimes