I just bought my first Pontoon boat and am really excited about getting out on the water. I found a used 2012 Bennington 20SL in mint condition for a very good price. The seats are in perfect condition, the 70 HP Yamaha only had 52 hours on it, and the pontoon were without any damage. I had just got rid of my Old wooden boat (32' 1940 Cypress Hull) due to it had seen it's last days. Decided I would get something with less maintenance and get rid of the blues. I have been surfing the Forum and have found out that I made a very good choice with the boat a bought. Hopefully we will learn to love the boat and maybe upgrade later when we find out what we will really want in a pontoon boat. After looking at so many options I'm sure my bank account will be dropping soon. First thing I have to do is paint my pontoons, add anodes and a depth finder. Lots more after that but I will be keeping it in the same slip my old boat was in so a good bottom job is a must. Anyone have a particular coating system that they recommend?