Today I masked the board (and the garage)
And applied a couple of coats of almost matching blue spray paint.
Here is the board post spray paint application - the unpainted section is where the nose bumper will be applied (so this whole incident won't be repeated with an accidental mast strike). I'll also put on a coat of urethane to protect the paint from scuffs.
I should have this done tomorrow afternoon. Thank goodness (and now to get it wet again).