Had a bit more time over this weekend, and a little today.
Did a lot of work wet sanding the larger gouges out of the hull that I can get to (other side is just too close to the wall to work).
I worked through 600 and 800 grit, then as I ran some compound over the top deck to see how I was doing. I finished off by buffing with no product just to bring out the shine a little, and to highlight the areas that need more wet sanding with 1000 and 1500 grit.
I don't plan on doing much more wet sanding till I deal with the patch work, then do a finishing work from the new gel coat and all the other swirl marks at one time.