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Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull
I am just thinking that some chopped mat added to your thickened epoxy makes that part of the repair much stronger. Remember, epoxy hasn't much mechanical strength on its own. It's the glass that gives it all the strength. Woven mat would work too, it's just not as easy to work with or malleable in such a circumstance.
I imagine you are proceeding sort of like the "low stress hole" in the West Systems link, where you'll plug the hole, fair the outside, and back up the inside with a couple of layers of glass. My contribution just makes that plug a little better.
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