New for 2012, PPG paint coats the hull between the chine and the spray rail, and you have your choice of colors from which to choose. Paint offers a gloss that gelcoat is hard-pressed to match (of course, there’s gelcoat beneath the paint). We also applauded the use of hidden fasteners to secure hinges, hardware and more. The lack of visible screw heads gives the boat a clean, classy look. In fact some items, such as the toe rails that provide secure footing in the 83-square-foot cockpit, have no fasteners at all: They are glued in place with methacrylate adhesive.