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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)
Remember, the keel needs to be warm' not the air. You will need to heat over night, before and after working.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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