Might've been the temps I was working in (March), the epoxy is a little thicker when your at the low end of the working temperature, and this helped. I would mix enough to lay a 4' long strip. Apply epoxy by brush or roller to the wood to wet that out first, then press the dry cloth onto the wet plywood. I then pressed more epoxy into the glass using a brush and plastic putty knives. This was probably the second messiest part of the job, as the unthickened stuff was dripping everywhere. Remembering not to work the epoxy too much is also helpful as you'll start to get small air bubbles in the layup and that not strong, and doesn't help it 'stick' either.
I'll be at the boat this weekend to snap some almost final pics.
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"