1) I'm looking to paint the cockpit of my 20' daysailer and am looking for recommendations. The cockpit is constructed from Okume and has been rough sanded and the gross sections faired with thickened WEST. I'm going to continue to fair but am wondering if there is a point where this makes no sense given that I'm looking to paint the cockpit white. I'd like to brush on the paint and would prefer a filling primer that would fill in some of the nicks. Any suggestions? What about no-slip surfaces?
2)I'm looking to add a "rub rail" at the shear line intersection between the hull and the deck. What the heck are these things called anyway? Any suggestions on a species of wood that would fit the bill well for this spot on the boat.