ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
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Its my experience that colored hulls loss their color whether quickly or slowly, and need to be painted. I owned a red C&C back when, the first year I prpped her I buffed and waxed like mad, and she went into the water looking like the prettiest red fire engine you ever saw. After four weeks she turned pink...I had her painted that winter and 20+ when I happen to pass her by, she still looks good.
I believe the better builders are all painting boats now from the get go.