First Post! Hello, relatively new to sailing and boat repair but I am thinking of repainting my 1971 Cal 21 sailboat this year and wondering what the benefits/cost/method would be of doing so. My boat stays in a rather murky freshwater from May-October on a lake in central PA. Last year I spent a good bit of time de-oxidizing, polishing, and waxing the hull before I put it in the water to remove some of grime that the pressure washer did not get in the fall. Now I am considering painting the whole boat to continue my restoration of it. Keep in mind I'm a college student working with a smaller budget. The boat has no leaks or cracks in the hull, and no blisters, although the gel coat is long gone. I thought of maybe the rustoleum brand boat paint and painting it myself with roller and brush in a large shed I have access to. Any help is greatly appreciated and I look forward to being a part of this forum.