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Re: Small Centerboard repair

Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
You can't go wrong with the West System epoxy if you follow the directions pretty closely. They have small kits (which are pricey) and/or cans of the hardener and resin that come with pumps that measure out exactly the amount you need. If you don't to add much material to your C/B you may not need the can (1 pt. resin + smaller can for hardener).
I've used West System and it is a good epoxy.
I've used Raka and it is also a good epoxy. Here's the comparison:

West Marine - West System
1 quart 105 epoxy resin: $40
0.44 pint 206 slow hardener: $20
1 set 300 series mini-pumps: $15

$75 for 1.22 quarts, West System

Raka Inc - Raka epoxy
1 1/2 quart kit - $40
1 quart 127 resin
1/2 quart 606 slow hardener
1 set of pumps: $12

$52 for 1.5 quarts, Raka

I suppose you could get a smaller kit. For example, a 1 1/2 pint kit from Raka is $24. However, that is 24 ounces. I typically mix up 3 ounces at a time so that would be only 8 batches. Two tablespoons are an ounce so that would be about six tablespoons to give you idea. This is also less attractive because the pumps still cost $12 so a kit half the size is $36.

Last edited by brehm62; 06-14-2012 at 10:02 AM.
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