I am planning to coat the bottom of my MC 16.5 with carbon and epoxy. After 3+ years of use the bottom is getting pretty scared up sliding on and off the beach. My original plan was to coat up to the loaded waterline. Even got so far as to have a frind mark the waterline with me in the boat. Then it occurred to me that what I really need to protect is just the bottom plus a touch above the lower chine. So now I am thinking I can either go to the light waterline or I could even just go say 1" above the lower chine and follow that curve from end to end. What have you guys out there done and how does it look.
PS: I know the carbon will provide great protection. Have have the rub strips fore and aft on both my boats and I also tip my greenland paddles with it.
thanks to all,