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Ok, I will do that then.

I think what I really am worred about is being ablepaint boat. I know that it is about to be getting cold and I dont want to wait to late the paint the boat. What is the lowest temperature that I want to be painting at?

How about fiberglass work, does temperature matter for it also?

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Yes, temperature does matter for both painting and fiberglass work. If it is too cold, you can't really successfully do either. If you can tent the boat or put it in an enclosure, you may be able to extend how far into the winter you can work, but heating an enclosure will often be counter-productive to getting a good paint job.


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