re: Easiest way to repaint the deck?
If you REALLY don't want to slip, take a look at Kiwi Deks. It's not as pretty as other anti-slip methods but is tough and will keep feet from slipping even on rounded corners. (It will also give you a heavy-duty rug rash if you fall on it.) I put it on three years ago and it's holding up well even up by the anchor/chain.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.