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Old 08-23-2009
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Stick with the epoxy, moisture cured urethanes will foam to fill the void and puke out of the cracks,creating bubble air volume instead of being solid. I've used MAS epoxy when the local store quite selling the west system, I was upset at first, but have a fondness for the stuff after several projects. Soaks in enough to the grain to form a great interfacial bonding layer and the slow and medium cure without the blush. Epoxy coat the tiller and cover with a varnish or cetol on top for UV protection.
I used the Gorilla brand glue on a project with mixed results, went to use it again to find it cured in the container..... back to expoxy to stay. Good luck with your project,,, post the results for us to learn from.
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I used West Epoxy mixed with filler for my Alberg 30 delaminated tiller. Worked great. As a wood worker I have tried Gorilla Glue severl times with less than stellar results. I have used titebond III with good results.
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Epoxy it will be

I have used the Gorilla glue before with mixed results the dark stuff worked well in some of my woodworking projects. I used some of the clear stuff to try to reattach some laminated backsplash that was lifting up. It is nice that it dries white or clear, can't remember which but expansion was a problem.

I will use epoxy. I have 3 gallons of Raka epoxy set aside for a canoe building project. I will thicken it up with wood flower. The next hurdle is getting it into the cracks. Both ends of the rudder are intact. But every layer in the middle is splitting. I will see if I can split the layers or try injecting some glue into the layers and see what happens. I am not sure how well thickened epoxy will work with a syringe. I'll let you know.
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If the epoxy is too thick to suck up into the syringe, load it from the back.
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