We have a nearly recycled 10 ft Jonboat as a dingy at the moment, and in the process of its repair and restoration
this aluminum boat
was painted with a concoction mix of black, pink, and white paint
that came out a nice battleship grey. I also put a 2x6 PT plank across the bow to secure mooring
cleats/tow capacity onto this vessel, and it strongly resembled, when complete, a hammerhead shark. Thus her name is Hammerhead, and will have the corresponding eyes and shark tooth logo that was applied to the nose sections of the P-47 War Hawk (or "Kitty Hawk" for the Britons out there) of WW2 fame.
I am also considering adding some "fins" in form of styrofoam flotation sections that would be affixed to the external hull
and assist in planing her, as she sits very low in the water
and could be swamped pretty easily in waves of more than perhaps a foot. She is fine for inland waters that are very protected (lakes and quiet rivers) but I would not even think of taking her out to even the northern sections of the St. John's River because she was meant for swamp operation, and that is about it. When the wind
comes up, she goes in!
I will be obtaining or building a better tender, but for now, she is what I have...