Well, the 3 coats of epoxy went on pretty well after all.
I'll sand lightly before applying the primer. Painting question: I'm going to go with Interlux Brightside or Perfection. The Perfection is a 2 part epoxy and costs about double what the Brightside paint does. Since I'm probably going to go with 2 colors on the hull, and an off white on the interior, costs are becoming a consideration. Does anyone have any experience with these paints, and is the 2 part Perfection line worth it or needed over the one part Brightside line? After all the work I've put into this, I don't want to 'cheap out' on the paint now, but the two part with additives will be pushing $300 or so. I've zero experience painting a boat.