I have a 34ft cruiser-slipped all yr in fw-no trailer- costs 1k to pull out- any suggestions how to wax in slip ?
Build by or borrow dinghy is the one way; barring that many boatyards, boat owners and boat detailers have a small work float; Not a boat or dinghy at all but sort of a low, say 6 x 4 float that they can work from.
Here's a ready made model; but a handy boater can cobble a serviceable one together in an afternoon.
What I do with my boat is plan to wax when the family is going to the local sandbar. Anchored in 2-3 feet of water, I just hop over and have at it. ( I use a waxing pad on a cordless drill for this duty). Tough to get right at the waterline while boat is in the water-- but that is what a bootstripe is for anyhow.
Holy crap batman, you are being taken by being charged 1k for haulout we only charge $150 and thats delivered within a certain distance ,blocked ,and raised with nose up,and make sure drain plug in or out and if launch, we stay to make sure no leaks and running properly, all I can say is good luck or find a different marina that wont GOUGE you,I always say I usually get kissed before I get you know what good luck :-)
Kevin said it best! Sandbar and shallow water are the best ways. I remember as a kid that was how we washed are boat!!