Ship and boat owners know the effects of a fouled hull. Growth on the bottom of your boat is as common as heat in the summer. Instead of a smooth, clean hull slipping through the water, marine growth creates drag, reducing speed. Extra demand on engines to maintain speed means increased fuel consumption, an added coast regardless of vessel size.
Fouling is the result of marine growth, a constant process which begins between one and four months. Fouling occurs even on a newly painted clean hull treated with the best toxic paints. If left unchecked growth continues until the anti-fouling coat is penetrated, then the seal coat, finally the hull itself is damaged.
Tests show a fouled hull can increase fuel cost by more than 15% – 20%. Just removing an inch of growth from your hull will greatly increase your mileage, therefore possibly saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Can you afford this? On the other hand, can you afford dry docking every six months or even yearly? This is where Boat Buddies comes in! A alternative to frequent dry-dock maintenance is under water hull cleaning with us.
Boat Buddies cleans your hull without damage to fiberglass, steel, or wood hulls. We will not lift paint or caulking like high pressure water jetting or steam cleaning systems.
Boat Buddies is risk free, and the on-going inspections of your hull during cleaning keeps you aware of its actual condition, to better schedule needed repairs, painting, etc.
Hull cleaning includes:
- Scrubbing of the hull from the water line down to the keel
- Cleaning of exterior water intakes
- Cleaning of propellers, rudders, and shafts
- Bottom paint
- Thru hulls
- Cutless bearings
- Depth sounder
- Screw, nuts, and bolts
Compare to fuel loss and other costs due to a dirty hull, how can you afford not to have your hull cleaned by Boat Buddies, which offers the most economical, convenient and safe alternative.