And the hits keep comin...
Just found out that Endless Summer is suffering from multiple blisters below the water line. All this time I thought it was merely algae not cleaned off. Got an estimate of $4,280 to have them all sanded down then bottom-painted, obviously not in the budget for this season (as is the Gimbal Ring fix posted last month!) A few questions/observations for anyone offering input/advice;
1.) For some reason I have been under the impression that mooring her in fresh water all four seasons I've owned Endless Summer that this wouldn't happen... that bottom-painting was only for you SALT-water folks.
2.) The marina I WAS using (key word; "was") told me the discoleration after a season of sitting in Lake Coeur D' Alene, ID was the algae taking a strong-hold, including the numerous black blotches. If I scrub them hard enough (with a bristle-type brush) they come clean, so I'm not really sure the "blistering" has been properly diagnosed.
3.) The guy who gave me the $4,280 quote said I could run my hand over the hull (again, below the waterline as it sits on the trailer) and feel the "bubbling". I've done that and don't remember such an inconsistency, are they THAT noticeable?
4.) What's the worst that would happen if I ignore this? Can I go one more season with it like it is?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks folks!