Yeah that's what I hate about awlgrip... I think that in 5 years or so I'll be ready to redo the hull... I'm hoping at that point to wetsand off the awlgrip, get back to the original hull, and bring the original hull back to life.
Well the gelcoat is only so thick. The wetsand/polish of the gelcoat does remove some of it and eventually you are done and the only solution is to paint it (Awlgrip or something else) or re-gelcoat it.
With a new gelcoat application you will probably end up with a fairly thick layer that can then go thru the wet sand/buff cycle a few times. With awlgrip the surface prep (filling in the bad spots, sanding everything down to smooth surface before applying the thin awlgrip) is time consuming. With gelcoat probably less as you end up with a thick layer. But once applied the gelcoat surface will orange peel and you will need to do extensive sanding/buffing to get it to look like you want it. Possibly two months of full time work.
I have not done either to Crazy Fish but after the last buffing some of the
fiberglass is showing thru the gelcoat in one location about 2 inches square and the restored shine did not seem to last as long as in the past.
So my comments are based on research I have been doing online as well as talking with others who have gone the awlgrip or re-gelcoating path.
Or just ignore it and go sailing which is my current choice.
Crazy Fish, Crealock 37, Hull 207