A good book to start with is Don Casey's This Old Boat. You should also check out the West Epoxy website (www.westsystem.com)
, as they have a lot of good information there.
To do this repair, you'll want to use epoxy resin, since it has the strongest secondary (adhesive) bonding characteristics of the three types of resin. I recommend using epoxy from Progressive Epoxy Polymers in NH (www.epoxyproducts.com)
. I would recommend getting the fiberglass from www.fiberglasssite.com
Tim Lackey's website
has some god info on doing thiis kind of repair.
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