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Re: Boat paint, and color.

My boat has a painted hull and bottom. She previously had a white hull, but now it is a dark green. The problem with paint is that it requires periodic maintenance. I can't tell you how long ago my hull was painted, but I suspect it was 5 to 10 years ago. There are blisters, and places where the paint is clearly needing to be refinished. I have read many times, and have now seen firsthand, that once you paint, you can't go back. I love the look of the green hull, but if I were doing it over again, I would probably investigate having a colored gelcoat put on top instead. Now that we have paint, the only thing to do is continue painting.

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