Joined: 22 Mar 2015 Posts: 1 City/Region: Portland
State or Province: OR
Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:21 pm Post subject: Lake Powell question regarding bottom paint
I have a Ranger Tug R25 with SeaHawk AF-33 bottom paint. I know many of you C-Brats rendevous each fall at Lake Powell. What has been your experience with the inspection stations and bottom paint? Do they question it?
Joined: 02 Oct 2011 Posts: 2615 City/Region: Madison
State or Province: WI
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Midnight Flyer
Photos: Midnight Flyer
Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:29 pm Post subject:
I don't have bottom paint, but have traveled out west several times in the past several years. Some inspectors look closer, some not so. I have a pretty clean boat, so usually get through quickly. As long as you don't have any growth or mussels on your hull, motor or bilge areas, you should be fine. Colby
Joined: 27 May 2019 Posts: 94 City/Region: Big Sur
State or Province: CA
C-Dory Year: 2003
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Sierra
Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 pm Post subject:
We traveled up to Lake Powell just over a year ago. If you are in the water for more than a few days you need to buy a state invasive spieces sticker for your boat. When we hauled our R25 Sequoia back out inspectors on the ramp send you through the inspection you have already paid for. Heated wateri s pumped through your engine intake and through the rest of any raw water system and out the exaust for several minutes. Then they will put a sealed cable between the boat and the trailer. We were checked rentering California for this seal and an open transom drain. Without all this they can call in a decontamination company at great expence. It is best not to haul out when the ramp is busy.
You may see that we now have a C-dory with outboards, one reason was the lack of diesel access at the lakes Powell, Mead and Mojave.
They didn't care about our bottom paint which was the same as yours, not even an issue.
Lake Powell is amazingly beautiful to cruise, hope you have a great time! _________________ Micah Curtis and Dana, RN
2003 C-dory 25 Sierra, 200, 9.9 and 2.5 Suzukis
2012 R25 SC Sequoia (2015-2018)
1978 Folkes 38 SV Audacious (2006-2015)
+ many more going back to my first boat a little trailerable Piver trimaran in 1969.
Micah, KJ6GUF, Dana, KJ6GXG
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