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Good old spackle seems to work well, though not so well for large gaps. Once the hull is well sanded I follow with a number of thin coats of acrylic gesso, allowing each overnight to dry.  Since I paint with acrylics this provides an ideal base, but it might not work as well with oils or enamels.  With anything that might ever get near water I try to finish just like I would a car body - bondo, red lead filler, all well sanded and sealed with a lacquer or dependable polyurethane.  Years ago a hobby store manager suggested airplane dope mixed with a teaspoon or so of baby talcum powder for a sanding sealer.  It worked well but made the shop smell like a nursery for a while.

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