By far the majority of my wood boat work has been on cruisers. And it seems like on the old cruisers there are so many coats of old and different brands and types of paint that strippers, even my old all time favorite- nasty a_ _ Zip Strip, only take off one or two or maybe three out of 19 different coats that are on the boat. Especially bottom paint that gets really slathered on.
Since runabouts are usually trailered and are often not left in the water all season, they probably don't end up with as much bottom paint on them or even have hullside paint at all. So strippers probably work a lot better.
I'm not too picky about heat guns. I think mine are old, 2 fan speed/heat range Wagners, probably from Home Depot or somewhere. And of ourse the old propane torch works well too when care is used.
I did the "Commander in her birthday suite" search and could not find it. So here are some pictures. I know I have previously posted them on here somewhere...............