One Of The Most Badly Fouled Bottoms I Have Ever Come Across

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  1. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
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    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    Don't quit your day job, Jethro. A comedian, you ain't.
     


  2. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
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    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    How do you see anything once you start? I would think it would take hours just for that reason.
     


  3. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
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    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    The bottom is considered a sanctuary hull thereby guaranteeing denial by the local jurisdiction of authority, unless the president of a higher power, known as the department of cgrowth overrules the local authority thought to have jurisdiction at which point the sanctuary hull is granted immunity by all jurisdictions.
     


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  4. Ron20324

    Ron20324

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    Beneteau 323
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    Fortunately, we here on SBO have low standards :stir:
     


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  5. fstbttms

    fstbttms

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    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    A job like that is mostly done by feel.
     


  6. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
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    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    How do you get leverage? Do you need leverage? Do you just use positive buoyancy? Do you use an attachment? I would imagine you could run a line gunwale to gunwale...

    Oh, and that boat needs a weedwacker!
     


  7. fstbttms

    fstbttms

    Joined Feb 26, 2011
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    Achilles SD-130
    US Alameda, CA
    Typically I would use this:
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    But in this case a little positive buoyancy would do the trick.
     


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  8. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
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    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Boyle's Law still work in the stomach, but not as fast as your breathing.
    Hmmmm... CO2 in the stomach

    Just hard to burp with a regulator in your mouth!:cowbell:

    Jim...
     


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  9. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

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    The hard part of CO2 in the stomach is not burping, its loss of buoyancy through gas seepage through the rectal passage.......:ass:
     


  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
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    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    That shouldn't affect buoyancy... It just gets trapped in the dry suit and is saved for the beach.
     


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  11. My Mistress

    My Mistress

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    MacGregor 26S
    US Lakehills, Tx
    There was once a 30ft sailboat at the AFRC at Canyon Lake, Tx that had melded with the bottom. Apparently, the requirements the Recreation Center had for using that boat were so stringent that it never left the dock. The person in charge of the boathouse told me that they tried to move the boat, but it wouldn't budge. That was when I dove in and found that the growth on the bottom of the boat was attached top the lake bed 6 ft below.
     


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  12. Ron20324

    Ron20324

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    My cute dentist says to floss often :doh:
     


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