Planning for a haul-out is one of those tasks that rates right up there with having air ducts cleaned in our homes. We know it needs to be done from time to time for the maintenance and preservation of our assets. Because we can’t actually see the gunk forming for ourselves, we may forget that it’s even happening (and it’s always happening).
Before we know it, the accumulation of untreated crud we can’t see creates even greater problems for us (and higher bills) if left untreated. That is why haulouts are important and winter is the perfect time of year to get it done.
We are a lucky bunch in the Pacific Northwest as our region has many boatyards that haul out vessels. Please find in this guide a sampling of haul-out services. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to discuss your specific needs (and don’t worry, they have heard it all!) The important thing is that you make the call and regularly address the maintenance needs of your boat. And when that’s done, you can scout out an air duct cleaning service! Good luck!
Not every boat yard or marina offers every service, but some of the basics are represented at a glance in each entry below.
Central Sound, Seattle, & Lake Washington
North Sound, San Juans & Bellingham