I painted my entire boat, deck, non-skid, freeboard and below waterline. I removed all hardware and teak. I used one-part polyurethane and the roll and tip method, as recommended by Don Casey. (I studied his books for months before.) I buffed with rubbing compound before waxing. The results, while not professional, are beautiful. Everyone comments on it. If I had it to do over, I would have used 2 part paint for the durability, as my paint is starting to chip a little bit after two years on the water. However, the touch-ups are quite simple with one-part, so I'm not too disappointed.
Don't start the job until you have the time to complete it. Doing it in parts will not produce nice results. You need to keep a wet edge. You need two people who are willing to work for beer (AFTER the job is done) ..
For our project please go to youtube.com and enter: Abigail Susan.
Maryjane in MN