In an effort to comply with Rule 1, I'm off to the yard in Cape Canaveral to;
1. Overhaul the thru-hulls.
2. Strip the bottom of old antifouling paint, down to the original gel coat.
3. Paint with Interlux barrier coat (four coats).
4. Paint with antifouling paint (two coats).
If you think any of this sounds like fun you have never worked on a boat in a hot climate.
There is a very good chance that major subcontracting to local labor will occur.
Check back in a week.