Do you have any pictures of your non-skid? I also have a Pearson 35 (recently purchased this spring) and the non-skid is in really poor shape. I am thinking of wet sanding the skid areas and applying the non-skid. I have several crazing throughout. What did you do for prep work (prior to applying)?
When you applied the paint with a 1" foam brush, did it come out smooth and finish looking or a heavy coat of paint type of look to it?