Re: Finishing off new paint?
Get a BIG box of kleenex for the boat-box. That way when you beach it on gravel or mixed sand and pebbles for the first time, you won't have to use your sleeves to wipe the tears away...
Personally I've found that unless you take it to boat shows, hardly anyone notices the hull paint. The sheerstrake may get some attention if different from the hull, but really the varnished wood spars, gunwale and interior seem to be what draws comments.
And nobody other than you will notice the flaws you mention, and will NOT understand it when you point them out. Remember that fussy old lady with the white carpets who kept covers on all her furniture? You'll get roughly the same reaction from most folks, who only want to rave about how lovely your boat is!
"The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.