The hull truth
We used the excellent videos from booteTV:
They have an excellent guide that takes you from identifying what paint is already on the boat, to sanding and finally finishing techniques.
It is in German. I have not found an equivalent in english.
Concentrating on preparing the surface as much as possible, led to a really clean and shiny surface.
Despite painting the hull during an outside temperature of 5 degrees, we are very happy with the finish. I would not paint in any colder temperatures.
What we would do differently:
We would really have liked to start earlier in the year. The low temperatures meant a much longer drying time than usual and working in the cold is just not that much fun.
We are really happy with the result and would 100% do it again.
We knew we wanted to repaint the hull, mostly because of the name and also because of the overall condition.
The cover will be painted white, to provide a nice contrast.
Most of the effort goes into preparing the surface. Sanding, fixing and primer.