If it’s left unprotected, wood boring organisms will start to burrow into your dock pilings. These organisms will hollow the inside of the piling and can lead to the piling resembling an hour glass figure.
SnapJackets (concrete reinforced)
Our dive team starts the process with 2 layers of shrink wrap. This shrink wrap will keep your piling dry, making it impossible for a marine organism to live within the wood. Then we install a vinyl (visible) layer.
Barnacle and buildup can cause a boat to be slowed down, cause engine overheating, and block intakes—causing more overall wear and fuel consumption for your boat.
The benefits of having Beach to Bay Dive clean the hull of your boat is that our divers are experienced professionals who can remove the buildup on the bottom of your boat without damaging the coating.
We do more than just clean. We send our customers an underwater video of the boat after the cleaning is completed as well as full reports that will tell you the percentage of life left on your zincs and the condition of your paint.
There are many factors in determining the price of underwater hull cleaning such as how big the boat is, how long it’s been since the last cleaning, severity of buildup, and the condition of the bottom paint. It’s best to contact us so we can quote your project accurately.
We wouldn’t recommend any longer than 1-3 days. Being in Florida, the warm water promotes faster growth.
Boat anodes come in different metals including aluminum, magnesium, and zinc. Being in Tampa Bay, with the salt water, we recommend using zinc since these tend to be stronger.
Their purpose is to protect certain areas of the boat from corrosion.
Without zincs, underwater metals could suffer from galvanic corrosion which leads to very expensive repairs.
It's recommended to replace your zincs when they appear to be half of their original size.