well Mark you just put the coat on so the long term affects of not using the primer etc. won't show up for a while. But if DTW is doing a major job like the hull
etc. I would never advise them not to follow the instructions provided by the paint
company. This is just too big a job to see it totally fail within months. We painted Sea Trek 7 years ago and she still looks new, and that is because we took the time and spent the extra money
to do the job right.