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  1. I use my Fiberglass boat on a freshwater lake. it is a 19 foot Four Winns runabout. I was once told that if I keep the boat in the water year-round that I need to bottom paint. The reason given was not to prevent fouling but that the gel coat is porous and water will slowly leach into the core material in the hull. Bottom paint - according to my source - will create a water-tight seal. I am skeptical of this advice because I know many people that keep larger craft in the water continuously for years at a time. Can anyone shed some light on the need for bottom paint for this application?