As some of you know, we recently got a new to us boat back in the spring. We have been making small changes to it here and there. I need some advice on repainting and putting some floor covering in it. What I want to do is strip the pinstripes (that are flaking off in places) and repaint the outside. My question on this is, if I don't strip off the main coat and just paint over it, do I still need to primer it? Do I need to wet sand it before primering or do I need to primer and paint over then clearcoat it? I have never done this on a boat and don't want to mess it up. Next question is on the floor covering. We have looked at marine carpeting and had rather use something like marine vinyl flooring or something rolled on. Have any of you put in vinyl flooring on your boat floors and where do I begin to look for it? I dont want to have to piece it, Id rather find it wide enough that all I have to do is trim to fit. The boat is right at 6ft wide across the bottom (floor) and 17 ft long. Any and all suggestions are helpful.