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Re: Fairing Compounds, what do "you" use?

After two days my sample in the carport had finally kicked off so I let it sit one more day and went back down to the boat.
Like I had expected it had sagged quite badly. So after "much" sanding I mixed up some more.
With SJ34's advice of a 2:1 mix in mind I added much more filler than the first time. Not quite a 2:1 but close. It looked like pie dough as opposed to my first attempt, thick icing.
I have worked with epoxy quite a bit over the years and during first attempt I had "epoxy" in mind and tried to keep the epoxy, well epoxy looking.
Big mistake.
After a huge amount of sanding I mixed up my new brew at about 1 part epoxy to 1.75 parts filling compound. It went on like drywall filler and stayed put, no sagging. Perfect!
All I have left to do is sand the old paint a bit and put on some new bottom paint . Then wait for the boat yard employees to return from their Christmas break so they can put the old tub back in the chuck.
Thanks for all the help everyone.

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