You don’t want the bottom of your boat to look like this. Trust me. It’s slow, the engine overheats, and your depthsounder won’t give accurate readings.
But if you’re cruising in out-of-the-way places, there may not be a diver to clean it for you. Or you may prefer to spend your money on other things. For whatever reason, someday you may have to clean the bottom yourself.
I wrote this article for Cruising World, which published it as “Scrubbing Up, In the Water” in Septemer 2006. While it’s not directly related to the galley and hence a little off-topic for The Boat Galley, I’m hoping you’ll still find it useful. Don’t make the same mistakes we did!
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