After having done extensive research about chemically removing the existing bottom paint I was relieved to hear that the yard did not permit such methods. It was certified as a "Clean Marina" and planned to keep it that way. Having hauled our previous boat in various developing countries over the years I was never too happy seeing pretty nasty chemicals drain into local waters.
These are photos of "Eriu" hauled in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala.
'I'm sure the EPA inspector is under here somewhere"
The good news is the there is a new "fully complaint" yard in the Rio. Hopefully it will continue to exist.