I've made friends with the gentleman who is a few slips down from me. He has a beautiful Hunter 49 and he's slowly going over it from stem to stern cleaning off rust streaks and other such markings. He's being meticulous and thorough about it and I admire his diligence.
Today he was scrubbing his port side deck and slipped. Into the water went his 1 day old scrub brush and promptly sunk to the bottom in murky water.
Most of the day was taken up by the two of us trying to figre out a way to find it again. We rigged together a horrid implement composed of my boat hook, my scrub brush handle, and his boat hook, and tried to fish around for it. We tried using a GoPro to look for it, but the Go Pro won't transmit images wirelessly while submerged. We grabbed my dinghy and moved it to his slip as a working platform to allow us to check a larger area. Eventually he grabbed his face mask and fins and a wet suit vest and jumped into the water (Brrrr! Mr. Harbour!).
After spending a good portion of the afternoon, we eventually called it quits and he borrowed my deck brush to work on his boat since I don't need it right now.
After all that exccitement, I just hadd to take a nap. Well, actually had to nap due to not sleeping well lately, but that's another story.