I just bought my first sailboat, 1974 Catalina 22. The boat is in awesome shape. In the spring I have intentions of painting the top side. The paint does not look bad from a distance but when you get close you can tell that some of it is chipping away. I plan on painting of the same color. The prior owner said that I need to do is get rid of the flakes and then paint over it with a marine white color. I was wondering if any of you more experienced sailboat owners could give me some advice.