How to Clean the Bottom of a Boat in the Water | Boat Bottom Cleaning

how to clean the bottom of a boat in the waterElectric hookah dive systems are the perfect companion for cleaning the hull of your boat underwater.

Easy to use, lightweight, and compact, small electric hookah dive systems can run off of 12V, do not take up much space, and can allow you to stay underwater for up to hours at a time.

Certainly beats carrying heavy traditional scuba tanks when you want to clean the bottom of your boat in the water or perform other maintenance tasks on the fly.

Tips For Cleaning The Hull of Your Boat Underwater – How to Clean the Bottom of a Boat Underwater

For best underwater boat hull cleaning (for smaller boats), you’ll want an electric hookah dive system and wire brushes for hand cleaning… for bigger jobs, you will have to most likely haul the boat, pressure wash the buildup. Regardless of boat size, you should periodically haul the boat to paint it with anti-fouling paint.

You can also pull the boat up onto a sandbar, wait for the tide to go down, careen the boat on one side, clean the one side, wait for tide to raise / lower, and repeat. Just make sure the prop is hanging off of the sandbar. A pressure washer hooked up to a dingy can work for this.

Another underwater hull cleaning method that is used, (but requires you to really research as to the safety with manufacturers of said items), is to use an orbital sander, which can be purchased for generally cheap, and used for quite some time. As one experienced hull cleaner mentions on Scubaboard:

“I would soak the unit in fresh water over night then run oil through it the next morning. I could get about six months out them then they would lock up from the salt water. Not bad for $40.00.”

It’s recommended you clean the sander with fresh water after each use. Also, a hand held suction cup is helpful, in order to be able to stay in place underwater and provide force to the scrubbing.


Brownie’s Electric Hookah Dive Systems – Perfect Sidekick for Boat Bottom Cleaning

underwater boat cleaningWith a run time of up to 3 hours and a maximum dive depth of deeper than 80 feet, Brownie’s dive systems far surpass other air-supplied diving brands out there, and is the perfect assistant when cleaning the hull of your boat underwater.

Many divers have told us that they’ve been using their Brownie’s hookahs for 10 years+ with little to no maintenance necessary.

Other uses for electric dive systems can be lobstering, as well as other forms of underwater maintenance work such as changing cutless bearings. You can get yourself a Brownies Electric Hookah Dive System, here…

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    rachel frampton November 8, 2019

    My brother is a scuba diver and he’s currently looking for a diving unit that he can use for his new water adventures. Interestingly, many divers have observed that a hookah can last for ten years with little maintenance.

      Citimarine Store November 13, 2019

      Good feedback, thanks Rachel!


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