I'm still experimenting with surface finishes to the ply. So far I haven't been able to match the finish I have seen in boats such as Northwhich Boats. I will keep playing. I will solve it.
I've also been tackling the leaking port fuel tank. I am getting there, but still have to do it under pressure. 20kPa (3psi)
On a more positive note I fitted the rear doors today. I've had these since last week but the weather hasn't been favorable for outside welding.
Just need the weather to do its thing on the surface ready for priming. The hatch lid has been exposed for about 6 weeks now and still only has a surface rust bloom on it.