Bottom Prep

Return your boat bottom to new. Remove unwanted stains from the bottom of your boat. Left unprotected you boat will accumulate foul or algea and create a breeding ground for various marine species, some invasive species that must be removed to limit. Bottom prep services, below the waterline, acid wash or non-acid wash applied to unprotected hull bottom, Antifoul paint preparation and removal services surfaces. Yellow stains, green growth and zebra mussels removed, out drive detailing, Trailered storage or blocked storage service.

Scuff sanding and cutting/taping off is necessary to ensure the new coat of paint is cosmetically appealing and adhered correctly to provide lasting protection. We prefer Micron CSC for power boat bottoms and VC17 anti-friction for sailboat bottoms proceeded by 5 coats of epoxy barrier coating after a new hull prep.

 

Scuff Existing

Level I

Stained only requires a Single pass with non-acid.

Boats without antifouling protection need unwanted stains removed from the bottom of your boat with a non-acid application and final wash. Stained bottoms have been properly pressure washed before storage. The foul line and through hull run off stains will also be treated.

New Hull Scuff

Level II

Some growth requires a Double pass with acid.

Boats without antifouling protection need unwanted stains removed from the bottom of your boat with a non-acid application and final wash. Stained bottoms have been properly pressure washed before storage. The foul line and through hull run off stains will also be treated.

Anti-Foul Removal

Level III

Heavy growth that requires 3 to 4 passes with acid.

Are you without antifouling protection? Need unwanted stains and heavier foul removed from the bottom of your boat? We apply bottom cleaning acid to dwell then scour followed by non-acid and a final wash with Spike On The Water Tug Scrub to fully neutralize the acid. This service is for boat bottoms that have not been properly pressure washed before storage. The foul line and through hull run off stains will also be treated.

Heavy Acid Application

Level IV

Hardened growth that requires 5 or more passes with acid.

Are you without antifouling protection? Need unwanted stains and heavier foul removed from the bottom of your boat? We apply bottom cleaning acid to dwell then scour followed by non-acid and a final wash with Spike On The Water Tug Scrub to fully neutralize the acid. This service is for boat bottoms that have been in the water continuously more than one season and not been properly pressure washed before storage. The foul line and through hull run off stains will also be treated.

Grinding Solution

Level V

A mechanical grinding solution required for calcium removal.

Calcium accumulation can develop after an extended lack of foul line maintenance. Grinding is performed after chemical solutions have been exhausted. This service is for boat bottoms that have been in the water continuously more than one season and not been properly pressure washed before storage. The foul line and through hull run off stains will also be treated.

ANTI FOULING

Level VI

Anti foul preparation before additional paint application.

Anti fouling paint applications require a surface scuff with sandpaper to ensure maximum adhesion of an additional coat of paint. Specialty safety gear for eyes, mouth, nose and skin is mandatory to work with this toxic substance. Depending on the type of paint being applied we may choose a sandpaper grit of 400 for anti-friction paints or a more aggressive 80 grit for heavier ablatives.