As you can see I've started sanding the boat this started out by hand but it was taking too long and driving me round the bend so I am now using my sander. The gougon brothers book says you should only do this if your experienced with power sanders. So practiced with scrap pieces of veneer then cracked on with the boat. As you can see from the other photo its coming up quite well. I'm using 80 grit disks to rough finish and fair then probably 120 and 240 gite to finish sand I'm not sure yet.