Great looking topsides and paint and prep work.
Know what it takes to do that as your post brings back memories of the 23 odd annual spring preps and paintings of our old woodie.
In some ways we miss the annual prep and paint rites and opportunity to rectify the previous year's dings and blems and make all, as does Spring, look new and fresh again. Well, at our age, we don't miss it that much, not really.
The best compliment on our topside fairing and painting endeavors, which we also considered an insult, was to be asked by a passing boat "is she fiberglass or wood?".
One particular well known East Coast wood boat surveyor of our acquaintance used to jocularly accuse us of using Preparation H on our topside seams as we were so anal about fairness.
Deer Isle, Maine