Another job now completed was to base coat the hull with a good primer, as this shows up any flaws that may still be in the fibre glass hull. There was a fair amount of work undertaken for the side case-mates to ensure they blended in and no sanding marks were present.
I am pleased to say the hull is just about perfect, with only a few minor pin holes on the underside to fill and sand down.

Hull after base coat of paint applied.
Side casemates after filling and painting.