is probably a lot tougher than you think. When doing gelcoat repairs
, I have no problem with wet sanding
with 320 grit and then working my way down to finer grits. Just to save time, I'll probably forgo the 320 and start a bit finer but really it hasn't been a problem. If it is, then it is probably time to think paint
Were it my boat, I would give it a shot with wetsanding using either 1000 or 1500 grit and then buffing compound. The only downside is that when you were finished you'd end up with this really shiny area and would feel compelled to do the rest of the hull.
My first boat had a dull hull and after trying to buff and wax twice it still looked terrible so I wet sanded with 1500 grit and then buffed and waxed. Looked great and at that point I had tennis elbow
for the next six months.
On my current
boat I was lucky the offending name came off, I wet sanded and buffed but the name was only on the the transom. No one really noticed the shinier transom.