I just painted the hull bottom about an hour ago.
I could have left the hull a natural wood grain finish but I had some ugly spots that I wanted to hide. The beautiful cedar deck will be done in clear to show the natural wood.
Another reason I painted the hull white is for safty on the lake. White sticks out like a sore thumb on the water. So if a boat runs me over, he can't say that he did not see me.
Tomorow I will sand the white with a 320 grit sand paper and then apply a second coat.
I just noticed that this photo showes some other projects that are going on in my man cave.