I love my Carver (2005 46 Voyager) and would not trade her for most of the other boats in our marina. However, the truth is that the gel coat on most all Carvers pales when compared with its peers. I get frustrated when the owner of the older and neglected Sea Ray next to me shows up once every month and a half spends 5 min spraying with water and his boat out shine mine with weekly maintenance. I have seen gel coat gurus brought in to spend a week working their magic on the Carver finish only to achieve marginal improvements. I have come to peace with the fact that the finish is what it is, but am curious to what others on this forum do for their boats.