Hi all, I'm seeking recommendations on repairing a ding on one of my hulls on my recently purchased H18 (photo below). As luck would have it, one of my worn trailer bunks tore into the hull as I was loading the boat the other day. Part of the damage was my fault as I recklessly muscled the boat onto the trailer, but I can see now the bunk padding is badly worn and needs to be replaced. But first the hull - How would you go about fixing this relatively small (1.5") ding? Should I just sand, clean and paint in some gel coat by hand or should I be using something else (e.g., epoxy filler)? Thank you.
'82 Hobie 18 SE with '85 Nationals Prism (White) sails
'73 Laser HID# 3463