Originally Posted by EmmG
Whilst I agree bad paint jobs and constant application of paint products are never nice, this paint is very different and its good enough for the NZ coastguard (you can't tar all with the same brush)
It could well be functional & do a good job, and in a commercial/rescue environment it wouldn’t matter. Who cares if the boat plucking you out of the water looks nice or not? But the majority of owners are leisure owners & their boats are their pride & joy, rightly or wrongly, we want our boats to look good. You would only ever paint tubes to solve a problem, usually with porosity, so painted tubes are a big red flag to potential buyers, it screams “knackered tubes”.