Originally Posted by DobbyR
Looked up a Hookah and it seems to be the thing that I want. However, it will take time to get one. (I am in China) It is not slime on the bottom of this boat, it is a whole ecosystem.
After your mail I am more nervous. The tides are right tomorrow but maybe I should research
this a bit more.
Who is Kenomac and how can I contact him?
Maybe contact the manufacturers?
Kenomac is a frequent poster on CF who got rid of a Hunter 45+ because of failure of the keel to hull
joint. He posted pictures of the keel repair on the "Fake Boats" thread. He is not the first person on CF to post serious doubts about the Hunter keel to hull joint. You can contact him by clicking on CP at the top near the left of the page, then selecting to send a personal message to him. Next time he's online, he's going to see the request , and most likely will answer soon thereafter.
If the fouling is as you describe it, a large bladed putty knife, or a dry wall spreader will help you scrape off the bouillabaisse clinging to your hull. It can be done free diving
, in small bits. If you start from the bottom of the keel, the successive dives are somewhat shallower. Only do a bit at a time, stop for 20 min or so, then do another bit--40 footer, maybe divide it into six or 8 zones. You can do it, but if you get too tired (you'll know), then it's time to do the rest tomorrow, or tomorrow and the day after, but if it were me calling the shots, I would not ground that boat to do it due to the danger
of affecting the keel to hull joint. I'd rather get tired and cold.