Glad I could help... I tried the brushing liquid on a tip I saw in the Interlux Yacht Paint Book, and I was really impressed with the stuff. Just from working with the paint alone in test areas, I think that results without this thinner would be mediocre at best. My H16 looks great and from the sounds of it, so does yours. Enjoy it and post a picture or two if you get a chance...
I have finished the hull painting and am about to turn the cat over to do the decks. The hull finish is terrific.
Do you have an opinion on how to prepare the surface without losing the tiny stipple (presumably a non-slip feature).