Today I painted most of the exterior of the boat with International Pre-Kote. This is a top quality undercoat for International Toplac. I also did the hatch and rudder stock. I didn’t paint the cabin top or the hatch runner supports, because I must first prepare them. I have to remove the silicone sealant that runs along the joins between the cabin top and the hatch runner supports and replace them with something more substantial, perhaps epoxy fillets.
The undercoat makes the boat look so much better, and of course it seals the fibreglassing and woodwork, and it provides an excellent base for the first upper coat.