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BOTTOM SCRAPING - VESSEL CLEANING - BARNACLE REMOVAL- ALGAE REMOVAL - SCUBA DIVING

Boat Hull Cleanings

Bay Area Divers offers a variety of maintenance programs such as Weekly, Bi-Weekly and, Monthly cleanings, which involves removal of algae and barnacles from hull and running gear. The benefits of these programs are less fuel consumption, maintaining boat speed, and saving money from costly haul-out fees. Depending on the age of your paint and the usage of your boat, we would be able to recommend which maintenance plan is best suited for your situation.

Keep your boats hull surface clean to:

 

  • Lower resistance

  • Provide a smoother ride

  • Lower fuel consumption

  • Obtain better acceleration

  • Achieve a higher top speed

  • Keep gel coat protected

  • Protect from engine overheating

  • Provide a simpler anti-fouling paint job

What is Marine Growth

"Marine growth" refers to all of the different types of animals, plants and algae that find a home on submerged surfaces in saltwater such as boats, docks or rocks. When barnacles, algae and other marine plants and animals attach themselves to the surfaces of boats is called "fouling."

The variety and severity of marine growth commonly found on boat hulls changes from place to place and depends greatly on the temperature, salinity, and oxygen content of the water and, how much light penetrates. Marine growth can be hard growth which includes hard algae that creates relatively thin but hard crustaceans that are often found on hulls.

Another type of growth is soft growth which includes everything from the thin slime to the hairy and leafy algae that is frequently found on the waterline and running gear of the boat. Animal growth which causes the biggest problems and is the hardest to remove, this includes invertebrate organisms such as barnacle and, tube worms. These organisms can attach themselves anywhere on the hull, especially in areas that are not well protected by bottom paint such as bare spots in the paint, the running gear, vents, propeller, and shafts.

Fun Facts

 

• Fouled propellers become less efficient, putting extra strain on the engine(s) that can cause engine overheating.

• Fouled thru hulls restrict water flow which can lead to overheating.

• Having growth removed WILL increase the performance and fuel efficiency of your vessel.

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