-- sand 1/3 areas
-- fill pores and gaps and seal entire surface
-- fair surface with microlight 410(not perfectly but to lessen the volume between layers)
-- add second layer strips in sets of 3-4 after spilling, fitting dry, then giving initial coat of epoxy.
Some day in the distant future:
-- Complete second layer, remove staples, cure epoxy, wipe amine, and sand all over.
-- Add layer of 10oz e-glass
-- Paint epoxy primer, Interlux 2000e or similar
-- Paint finish coat such as Valspar or similar
Get on with it!!