I have an 18í 1981 K&C which has had a bottom coat on it before I owned it. The old bottom coat has been removed leaving behind a gel coat finish which has been scuffed beyond repair. I would like to bottom paint with a black colour paint that is non-ablative and non-antifouling that can withstand repeated loading (and maybe the odd beaching). I am really looking for some type of coating that I will not have to maintain. Now my head is spinning because of all the information on the net regarding bottom coats, but I have not found anything that fills my specific needs. I did a search of the past threads here because I recall reading a similar request from another member but canít seem to find it. The hull is ivory colour and the top sides are blue, I would really like to have a black bottom coat. Please let me know what product you used if your needs were the same as mine.