So I have had my 1984 Hunter 27 for a year and a half. Last week when I was getting ready to wash her I found a nice brush deep in cockpit locker. We used it and I started to notice it was leaving a chalky residue. Being first time boat owner, I thought this great brush was removing some of the years of built up oxidation. I took the boat in for a bottom job and returned to it today and it has turned like a tie dye purple. I am now thinking that brush may have had a paint thinner type chemical or something on it. Who would put such a chemical on a long handled wash brush???? Anyway, I am hoping some one recognizes this look and can tell me what risk I run not fixing it ASAP or what would be the best fix financially. Not sure I have the time or facility to paint myself. I noticed the awl grip didn't seem to be affected. Maybe awl grip it all? My stuffing box started leaking like a sieve after the haul out and think most my money will go into having a drip less installed since I have serious access issues. The boat was splashed last night and by noon today I had about four inches of water in the cabin. This is supposed to be a 5 year learning boat, but the money I am sinking (literally) into it, might need to hold on a lot longer. Any advice much appreciated. I am sure I forgot this and that detail, but more than happy to provide more. Thanks in advance.
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