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Re: Fairing Compounds, what do "you" use?
Doing this kind of work around here this time of year, I'd definitely put up a plastic hoarding (likely required by the yard in any event) and put a heater in it... very few epoxies are likely to cure properly at those temps.
We had good luck with West's G-flex resin and fillers - not so much as a generally fairing compound but specifically in the hull/keel joint area. We did have some difficulty finding it in Canada, (WM claimed to be unable to import it, but Steveston had some in stock)
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