Today I did a bit more sanding on the Utility's hull... then I taped it off and rolled on the first coat of primer. The primer is AquaGard 190. I rolled it on with a foam roller, and it took only a fraction of a quart to cover the bottom. It was a breeze.
The lighter area you see going across the hull is from water that condensed on an overhead air conditioning duct and then fell onto the hull, before rolling off either side. A little frustrating, but it doesn't look like it will cause a problem. I'll remember to towel off the ductwork before applying the second coat. Maybe that will buy me enough time before the next coat dries.
What can I say? I live in the deep South. It gets humid here.