I finally unboxed my Shearwater 17 kit and got started. Joining the panels seemed to go smothly until they dried and I flipped them over. I have a few joints that apparently got out of allignment while drying. On those joints, the panels are oriented correctly, but the joints aren't perfectly flush. I'm worried that if I sand them smooth, I'll run a high risk of cutting through the veneer. One potential solution I'm considering is to try filling the low side with epoxy then sanding smooth before assembling the hull since it would be easier to sand while the panels are flat. That would leave the misjoined panel with a skim coat of epoxy over the low side fairing out for about 6 inches. Alternatively, I could just go to town with the sander on bare wood and plan for a painted finish. Any suggestions from those who have gone before? Thanks for any assistance.