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Question Need some advice

I was thinking about painting my 1966 29 Islander sort of this olive color but darker. I'd really like some advice on the topic. Someone offered to paint my deck and hull for my 20" Mirage. All I had to do was prep the deck by taping off all the wood and pay for the lift and bottom Job, he is supplying the paint. I think this is a pretty good deal since I only paid 2300 for the Mirage.

I was thinking about painting it teal, but this other painter named John said it would make me hurl when I was done. I am going to use the teal as an accent right below the deck where the fancy groove design is. Should I use the Aqua Guard water base paint on the bottom, I hear it is rated high? What color? Oh and should go with black or teal for the line separating the bottom from the rest of the hull?

Tab, the guy who is painting my boat wants the 20' Mirage for the annual Mug Race @ the St. Johns River. The boat needs a paint Job not to mention the rudder repairerd...

I keep hearing conflicting reports about the Atomic 4. Word is I can actually repair the 40 year old engine in the boat, I am hearing that the Atomic runs smoother, and it wont stink up your boat like a diesel. I was seriesly thinking about replacing the atomic with a diesel, but now I am wondering if it would be worth just getting the atomic back to running condition, or even buying a new atomic.

I am really loving the Islander and would appreciate any advice on the matter. Thanks, Beach.
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