check Charmar's bottom out and wash off black streaks
07 April 2015 | Perdana Quay
Up early to catch the office team meeting 7am Malay time 9am Aus time. Waste of time that was as we couldn't connect at all, tried different aerial boosters, tried rebooting computers, ipads - nothing. Chris had internet ok last night but nothing today - strange as we had really good coverage last time we were here but I had a faint recollection of there being some issue to begin with but couldn't think what. After much frustration decided to give it a miss and take a look at the hulls under the waterline. We had a coulpe of boys clean the hulls last week but were disappointed that they turned up without scubba gear and just free dived, not so good for cleaning right underneath, but at least they got the worst off. I had been in a couple of days earlier to clear the toilet inlet and outlets after Chris fitted a new pump but still not working. The boat was a carpet of soft corals, crabs, barnicals, oysters , snails etc but it did brush off easily. Chris attacked the growth way under that they boys had missed and I chipped away at barnacles and remains of shell up higher. After a good hour our fingers were completely water logged and very prune like so time to take a break. After lunch we set about cleanng the black streaks off the port hull using the dinghy to get around the sides. One holding on to the boat while the other sponged black streak remover on the stains and then the other sponged off with soapy water. Finished the port side, enough work for one day time to get cleaned up and head ashore to visit some of our old haunts from 6 months ago.