San Francisco Bay Area Boat Hull Cleaning, Propeller Service, Underwater Photography, Salvage Recovery, Zinc Replacement, Yacht Delivery

Rates

Starting June 1 2016, $100.00 MINIMUM ON ALL DIVE WORK
Hull cleaning prices vary depending on bottom growth of initial cleaning, paint condition and other factors.

Hull Cleaning

Monohulls Power Boats Catamarans Trimarans
$2.25/ft $3.25/ft $2.75/ft $3.00/ft
For boats larger than 50′ call for estimate.

Salvage and Recovery

Call for custom estimate.

Anode Replacement

  • $10.00 per anode zinc + cost of anodes with hull cleaning
  • $100.00 (1 hour minimum) + cost of anodes w/o hull cleaning

Propellers

“Fixed” propeller removal and/or installation

  • $100 minimum without a hull cleaning

Propeller re-surfacing service

Call for custom estimate.
TwinProps

Folding props, feathering props, max props: Please contact us for details!

Outdrives I/O

  • $30 per each outdrive with no hard growth (oysters, mussels, etc…)

Why should I be on a hull maintenance schedule?

PropCorrosionAlong with hauling your boat and getting paint renewed, a boats paint needs to be maintained regularly to avoid heavy growth and make sure your underwater metal is protected with sacrificial anodes. If growth over accumulates on anti fouling paint than a diver will have to use a more abrasive technique to remove the growth, which in turn will harm the paint as well. A typical frequency for a hull cleaning is every 60 or 90 days depending on your type of paint or lack of paint it can be as little as every 14 days. Some race boats prefer a schedule of every 30 days or on a “race schedule” the day before each race to maximize the hull speed potential. Protecting and extending the longevity of your hull paint can extend the time between haul outs by a year or more.

More important than maintaining your paint, is monitoring and protecting your running gear and underwater metals. Replacing propeller(s) and/or propeller shaft(s) can be costly and this can happen by not properly maintaining and protecting them by regularly installing sacrificial anodes. These protect the metal under the water by being sacrificially corroded preventing corrosion of the more important metals. These are a very vital necessity and should be monitored and changed regularly.

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Inboard / Outboard (“I/O” or “Outdrive”) drives are extremely susceptible and very sensitive to the salt water environment. If they are not cared for by installing anodes regularly, they can be a heavy cost to replace or repair. These types of drive systems Also incur and extra cost to get cleaned due to the contours and details of them.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me to discuss. Thank you!

Read These Articles About Anodes

So you think you know the difference between zinc and aluminum sacrifical anodes?
Steve D’Antonio, Cruising World, January 2014

Anodes: Time for a Rethink on Zinc? (page 1)
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(Nick Blenkey, Marine Log, April 2013)