Whatsup guys. I'm new here and I just purchased my first boat, which from the looks will be a little bit more of a project for me. I found this forum looking for ideas on what to do on this boat. For the most part I have no idea what I am doing, I've never done any fiberglass work or anything on boats. So I am looking for advice and guidance along the way. To start off this is what I bought. It's a 1972 14 FT Johnsen fiberglass hull. My intentions for this boat are to redo the screaming lime green paint that the previous jackass put on it. Remove the rotting deck and attempt to create my own decking following a couple designs I've seen on here and google. With that being said I started the process of taking off all the hardware from the top side. With the help of my little buddy I got the boat flipped and ready to start stripping the paint. I purchased this stuff called aqua strip from the local West Marine... I'm not entirely sure it was necessary considering I could have just sanded the old paint down. But like I said this will be my first project and I may do things that make no sense. I tested the stuff out on the front corner to see how fast it would work. Then after 12 hours I scraped it off with a plastic scraper. Then reapplied a coat over the whole boat. I am really hoping this stuff will work. I am not sure if I should try to pressure wash it rather than a scraper but I will attempt it tomorrow hopefully to see if pressure washer will be easier. Depending on attention I will try to be up to date on what I am doing. Hopefully I can entertain a few.