I used an angle grider!
Ok , slight exaggeration, but I needed some ridiculously coarse paper in the belt sander, & various shaped wood scrapers to get in round the spray rails.
Grantred I then threw it at someone to get the whole lot re- gelled & even out the dodgy repair of yore (my hull was asymmetric accross the last metre or so, and found a rather hastily applied repair under the antifoul).
With hindsight the guy that did the new gelcoat reckoned it would have been quicker & easier (& therefore cheaper) for him to have done the removal, as I was removing it in less than ideal conditions, and so ended up taking gouges out of awkward corners that then needed filled, whereas he would have turned it over (needs to do that anyway to re- gell it!) & so a far easier working environment.
Can't complain about the workmanship, the boat now doesn't heel unnervingly to port above 18 knots, and is very shiny....below the toobs where you canlt see it!