First off, sounds like faded gelcoat
. Hard to really tell without pictures.
Regarding painting, you're really going to be in for a time of it. There's a huge amount of cleaning
, solvent washing
involved, of the bare fiberglass
and then the successive coats. The moulded plank joints are going to complicate things with respect to ensuring that the surface is properly prepped at each step. It basically comes down to just being more work. You'll probably want to make your own sanding
block profiles to ensure that you maintain the profile of the hull joint shape and do them by hand.
If you're talking about rolling and tipping then you want to do this yourself, I suspect. In rolling and tipping you customarily tip vertically. You're not going to be able to do that on this hull, and the result might not be so hot. Personally I would suggest that you hire someone to show up and shoot coats and you do all the prep and taping yourself. If it's shot outdoors by someone who knows what they are doing, at the right time of year, it will still turn out better than rolled and tipped.
Hopefully Minaret will weigh in. I would trust his advice on viable approaches as everything I've said is theoretical and based on working only on a smooth fair surface.