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Old 10-03-2003
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Pre-Spring Stuff

One issue is that fillers are harder to work with in cool weather (below 60). See for instructions on how epoxy can be used. When you''ve read this article, you might decide it makes more sense to do such work in the Spring.

I assume from your question (I apologize if I''m wrong) that you haven''t done this before. I gotta say in that case, I hope your new boat is neither too big nor too expensive. Frankly the the best amateur paint job I''ve ever seen was so-so, and the worst was shockingly awful. I recently painted a son''s 10 foot turnabout and the results were in somewhere in the middle (the next one will be so-so!), but ok for a $1800 boat. Be sure so-so would be good enough...
Good luck.
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