Q: Mick, I own a nondescript 1960s 13-foot runabout powered by a Johnson outboard. I would like to paint it to match my 1970 Ford Mustang, with which I tow my boat to car shows. Can this be done?
John Stevens Phoenix, Arizona
A: First, I’d like to note that Johnson outboards of that era bore the Sea Horse marque and hope the irony isn’t lost on you — or anybody else! Pettit Paint (pettitpaint.com) and others offer a range of DIY paint products. You can also see a step-by-step guide to DIY hull painting at boatingmag.com/never-waxyour-boat-again.