Thanks for all the positive feedback.
Really looking forward to getting her on the water - driving past Langstone Harbour Christmas Eve I nearly turned around to fetch the boat, but as we were on the way to the in-laws this might not have been popular
I'm going to leave the patches as they are for now and see how it goes.
First challenge now then is sorting out some form of transom wheels or equivalent - problem is there is only 470mm between the elephant trunks, so I am not sure what will fit without clashing with the outboard. Maybe easily removable wheels that I can stow up forward under the bow dodger will be best.