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DIVING

SAILOR SKILLS

UNDERWATER VESSEL CARE

Select a Service

Prices per foot + modifiers
$100 minimum for all services

Recurring
Cleaning & Anodes

$4.50

One-time
Specialty Services

Modifiers

(Additive, to be billed after service)

Anode Install: $15 per

Powerboat: + 25%

Twin Props: +25%

Multi-hull: +50%

Poor or Missing Paint: +50%

Heavy or Severe Growth: + 100%

See Growth & Paint Definitions

Frequently Asked Questions

How does billing work? Within the month you choose for service,  you'll be charged your service fee, which is usually your boat length multiplied by the current rate. This will automatically reoccur on the schedule you've chosen. Note that the billing date may not align with the date of service. For instance, if you subscribed on the 1st you will be billed your service fee on the 1st of each service month, but your boat may be cleaned on any date between the 1st and 10th. Any billing for extra time or anodes will come through once the service is complete. 
 
Are anodes extra? Anodes are extra; however, you're welcome to provide your own if you wish. I charge roughly the same price for anodes as you would at a local chandlery, plus tax.
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Can you provide an estimate before beginning work? If your boat is in my service area, I'm happy to stop by your boat for a look, after which I can present you with some options. You may also set a budget and I'll either reduce the scope of the work or accomplish the job over recurring services, ensuring great results while respecting your budget.

What do you use to clean the bottom? I use a variety of tools, from soft cloths to steel scrapers, to match the variety of growth types I encounter with each vessel. Regardless of the growth, I use the minimum effective abrasion to protect the paint while removing the growth. If I cannot achieve a spotless finish without scrubbing away excessive paint, I will let you know it's time to start planning your next haul-out.

Will my paint look perfectly clean afterward? My goal is to remove
growth from the surface of the paint without removing paint. The final look of your hull after a cleaning depends on the paint thickness and the level of biocidal properties remaining. If your paint's protective layer isn't doing its job, you likely see some stubborn algae sticking around even after cleaning. This algae finds cozy spots in the paint's tiny nooks and crannies. Don't worry, though – it's harmless! To get rid of it completely would require deep scouring and removal of paint, which I avoid. This way, your vessel will perform at its best, and your paint will last longer without additional costs or damage to your gel coat or fiberglass.

How high up do you clean? As much as I would like to leave your entire vessel spotless and clean, I can only clean as high as the top of the bottom paint line. In all cases, I will do my best to avoid scrubbing unpainted surfaces. This includes areas where the paint has worn through, or where the top of the bottom paint is below the surface of the water. In the latter case, the vessel should be lightened or the waterline raised at the next haul-out.


Do you offer one-time services? Yes! While regular service is the best way to maintain vessel performance, protect your running gear, and save on costs, I am happy to provide a one-time cleaning, especially if you're preparing to depart on a voyage. 

Do you offer a referral program? I do! For each person you refer who signs up for ongoing service, you'll receive a free cleaning (plus anodes)! And for the friend you referred, they receive half off their inaugural cleaning. The best part? There's no limit on how many referrals you can make. Imagine receiving a year or more of free cleanings!
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I'd like a cleaning before an upcoming race. Can you help? Yes! If the race falls within the regular cleaning window, typically within the first ten days of the month, I'll align your cleaning day as close to the race day as possible, and there is no extra charge. If the needed cleaning is outside that window, there will be an additional $50 fee. Either way, if your boat is in my service area and I'm not otherwise booked, just let me know your needs and I'll be there! 

I dropped something in the water. Can you retrieve it? I'm more than happy to! If the retrieval is needed off-schedule, it must be booked as a one-time service. If you are a regular client and I can retrieve the item during your regular service, there is no additional charge, only the time the retrieval might add to the cleaning time.

I have been able to retrieve every item except in one case where the owner dug up the bottom with a rake in an attempt to retrieve a phone, and despite searching for 40 minutes, I was unable to locate it. From this experience, I can not recommend you do anything to disturb the bottom or location of the item before I arrive.

I cannot guarantee that the item will be retrieved successfully or without damage. If I am unable to retrieve the item in the first twenty minutes, I will continue searching for another twenty minutes at no additional charge. Please see the Terms of Service for more details, and order your item recovery here.

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