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Go the disguised route and paint an 8" circle in a very different shade of blue or black and put a number or motif in it. To blend dark colours is an art.

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Actually, I've found it really important to ask the PO of the boat what kind of pints he's used (or if he can give you the half-empty tins he's been using to touch-up) when you buy the boat.

I only takes a second: "oh, by the way, do you mind if I keep those tins of paint in the locker?" - and saves much grief later on.

Example: Our Hartley is painted & varnished using only Norglass products. I'd never even heard of them before buying the boat, but I'd swear by them now... heaps cheaper than Interlux and a better finish too!

That might have worked if he'd been the one to paint the boat. He was a real nice guy, but was not a sailor when he bought her; he still had his "Learning to Sail" book in the cabin. He was also the guy who didn't know what the two switches were that he was told to turn on when he started the engine... and they turned out to be for the fuel pumps (!).

I've been on my own figuring out this boat. Not that I mind so much, but yes, it would be nice to be able to ask someone about what paint color was used and get a knowledgeable answer instead of a "I don't know."
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You could go pick up a couple of color charts from Interlux and Awlgrip. Pick a good match and have at it. It might not be perfect, but better than a big scratch.
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sailboat paint first coat

My project over the weekend was intense. I sanded the blue bottom paint till my arms were soar. My dad bought some white gloss emanel paint from West Marine. Which is quality paint. I got the first coat on, i am planning on sanding the white a little bit, and putting on the final coat. Hopefully it will stick. There are some roller hairs that need to be sanded out. I will use a sponge roller for the final, learning from my mistakes. Here are some before a after pictures.
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That's looking a lot better, Wkboarder... well done.
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That's a major improvement! It must feel nice to be able to open the curtains and look out in the yard now without having to stiffle a gag reflex! (g)
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