Hi Guayas76, congrats on the boat. I'm sure she'll do you proud. My previous boat was a Grampian
34, and I've been around a number of 26s and 30s. All Gramps are good, solid, straightforward boats.
When you say hull
needs painting, are you talking about anti-foul? If so, it depends on where you sail, and also what's already on the hull. The most common Great Lakes
anti-foul types are some sort of freshwater ablative paint
, like Interlux
botomkote, or a hard paint like VC-17.
As for dealing with scuffs, it depends on how deep they are. If truly just surface scratches, then a hull paint
might be enough. If it's into the gel coat, but not deeper, then epoxy
with filler could likely be used. Get yourself a West System epoxy
package, with properly matched pumps for resin and hardener. And then pick up an appropriate filler, likely 406 Colloidal Silica or 403 Microfibers. If the gouges go beyond the gel coat you may need to grind out a decent V and then fill with fibreglass (epoxy impregnated), and then finish with a 406 or 404 filler.
It's all fairly straight forward once you get going.