One Of The Most Badly Fouled Bottoms I Have Ever Come Across

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  1. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
    1,119 posts, 124 likes
    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    There is nothing visible underwater that would indicate that this is even a boat.

     


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  2. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,745 posts, 1,729 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    I'd say they don't get out much. Fuel consumption might be an issue, however, dinner is right there under the boat.
     


  3. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,943 posts, 1,489 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    I’m gonna guess that was a, “sorry, can’t help you. You need a haul, pressure wash, scraping, and a bottom job.”
     


  4. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
    1,119 posts, 124 likes
    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    :biggrin:
    No, the prospective owner would like hull cleaned, just not at the price I quoted. :biggrin:
     


  5. Ralph Johnstone

    Ralph Johnstone

    Joined Jan 4, 2006
    2,467 posts, 301 likes
    Hunter H-310
    CA West Vancouver, B.C.
    Nothing that an International Harvester couldn't tackle on the hard.

    -international-harvester-tractors-.jpg

    There was report a few years ago about a Florida company that manufactured large Gin Mills without engines or navigational equipment at a very reasonable cost. The intent was for the owner to tie up the boat at a fancy marina and proceed to impress their friends and neighbours with nautical tales of their feats of daring do. After a while, when they wanted a change of scenery they would arrange to be towed to another marina and start the same show all over again. Something I have seriously considered after the winter of engine maintenance (in a shoe box) I've just been through:angry:.

    I think you may have stumbled across one.
     


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  6. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,980 posts, 919 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    I wouldn’t even stick my hand in there. I’d be afraid of being bit by something.
     


  7. Alan Gomes

    Alan Gomes

    Joined Nov 22, 2011
    623 posts, 91 likes
    Ericson 26-2
    US San Pedro, CA
    I'd love to know what you quoted him for a job like that!
     


  8. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
    1,119 posts, 124 likes
    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    $10/foot.
     


  9. Rich Stidger

    Rich Stidger

    Joined Feb 10, 2004
    2,901 posts, 322 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US 1997 h40.5 Bristol, RI
    Seems reasonable. I pay $3/ft for just a bit of scum and some light hard growth on my prop/shaft.
     


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  10. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,333 posts, 664 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    Square foot?
     


  11. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    731 posts, 207 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    I have seen worse. There used to be a boat in Friday Harbor, WA on H dock that had large leaf aquatic growth that hung down out of sight below the boat. you could see it down at least 10-15 feet on a good day.
     


  12. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
    1,119 posts, 124 likes
    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    Nobody charges that way. This is a 37-foot boat. Assuming it would take a couple of hours of quality time with a scraper, that’s $185/hour. I don’t know about you but that’s a decent wage in my book.
     


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  13. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,333 posts, 664 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    @fstbttms that was actually a joke, understanding the number of ft2 per average bottom....... but you know some bottoms are bigger than others......:yikes:
     


  14. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,610 posts, 1,225 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    I saw a Catalina 30 the other day had over 10” of muscles on the entire Bach half the boat. They were scrating with floor scraper and getting more than a gunny sack on each pass. 4yrs since last haul.

    I bet if he took the boat out for 30 minutes at top speed 80% would disappear.

    I pay $1/ft.
     


  15. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
    1,119 posts, 124 likes
    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    Bwhahahaha! You have no idea what you’re talking about. :clap:
     


  16. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    1,009 posts, 239 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    Love the music
     


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  17. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    8,322 posts, 765 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Great music! I had not heard of them and immediately downloaded a couple of their albums to go into the sailing music playlist ! Thanks for that!
     


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  18. kjretlaw

    kjretlaw

    Joined Aug 3, 2010
    132 posts, 3 likes
    Hunter 326
    US Charleston SC
    Saw a boat in Charleston SC over 18" thick with oysters. Took 5 days on the hard to scrape them all off 28' boat. Everyone thought the boat was a write off bust she sails today, new owners have done her proud.
     


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  19. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,233 posts, 4,102 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Sometimes all it takes is a new person with energy, time, a bit of cash and a reason.
    Nice ending to a story that doesn't always work out.
     


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  20. WayneH

    WayneH

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    669 posts, 133 likes
    Tartan 37
    US Pensacola Shipyard, FL
    You know, the owner really needs to get a permit before he hires someone to destroy a marine habitat. I bet California will deny him.
     


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