Re: Painting Question, if I may?
Back in the day I used to paint my hull with the local building supplys best polyurethane porch & deck enamel, roll and tip. Worked pretty well, shiny, and fairly durable, three years anyway. The price was certainly right since it didn't say "marine" on the label.
Also, I think it's "Pyewacket".
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40' Norman Cross trimaran