I don't know. A lady was using a gold acryic on the entry sign to our neighborhood and it looks good. Just don't know how long it will last. I'll keep an eye on it. The other choice, of course, is gold leaf but it seems that if there is a whisper of air it becomes extremely difficult. The local craft store was selling gold leaf packets for about $8 and we don't need much, maybe someday. For now I'll settle for the bright yellow model airplane paint and put a coat of varnish
over it; it still looks good after four years. I'm only going to be touching it up. I also considered at one time either bright red or burgundy to match the cove stripe. So far I'll stick with yellow.
It will take you a while to get used to the cutter
rig but once you do, I think you will love it. As I implied earlier, there have been times I wished for a Winnebago but never doubted the boat to take more than I wanted.
Re-doing all the exterior brightwork once will convince you to maintain it rather than doing it all over again. But boy, if you do a good job you will probably bust your britches in pride. I get comments from just about all the sailors on the dock
, not so much the power boaters but occasionaly.
Once again congrats, any new boat is a voyage of discovery.
Tarpon Springs, FL