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There is a product that was mentioned recently called Cold Cure epoxy. I would highly recommend trying that instead of West Systems.
The problem with using West Systems Epoxy is that some of the outermost epoxy may not cure properly, and if the epoxy is stressed before it does, it can ruin or seriously weaken the bond between the two epoxied surfaces. It could also introduce air voids in the uncured parts of the epoxy.
Tenting the boat with clear heavy plastic, and putting black plastic down on the ground will help increase the temperature of the air around the boat by acting as a "greenhouse". I would still recommend using the Cold Cure Epoxy
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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