I ended up doing some finger blending on the boat and its reflection, so I could obtain better coverage of the paper and to provide a more accurate color. As a result, the paper color (Leaf Green Dark) shows through on the water, adding a bit of a transparent contrast to the boat.
What I also wanted to avoid was over-working and fussing too much with the reflections. After selecting the basic colors and values I wanted, I just blocked them in and added the additional colors around or on top of the initial layer. I'm hopeful that by the time I finish this series, I'll be much more competent at rendering this challenging subject.
"Sailboat Solo" - 9x12"