We knew when we bought the boat it was ready for a bottom paint. It has also been sitting a bit in the warmer So Cal waters so there is a bit of growth on the bottom as well. This is perfect as we can also get them to go through the boat and tell us about anything that may need addressing. I’m a bit nervous…the previous owners tell us not to worry if they give us a long list of small things…I am more concerned about a long list of big things! lol…The boat will be out of commission for a week while this is happening.