If you have the time you can paint your boat yourself by Gary Caputi, Motorboating magazine.
Step 1: Pre-Prep;With the boat on blocks I removed the rubrail and everything attached to the hull below it and above the waterline. Thru hulls in the bottom were left in place because they get painted. The local Soda-Blast Systems guys (www.sodablast systems.com) removed the old bottom paint (see the August issue of “Motor Boating”). Then I wet-sanded the hull sides and transom using an orbital sander with 120-grit disks to remove the gloss. I wiped them down with 202 solvent and examined the surface for dings, pits and cracks, which I circled with a pencil.