I've done it twice with chemical strippers. They work quite well and you can control the mess without too much difficulty. But that only goes so far depending on the type of paint in the first layer. Both times I still had to sand the bottom to get down to clean gelcoat. How you control the dust depends on the requirements of your state. I was able to connect it to a shopvac and collect the dust that way. You want as much of the paint residue off as possible so that the barrier coat sticks.
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