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You absolutely cannot patch up your busted bow with epoxy if the fg structural matrial is broken or cracked. You need to remove all fittings, cut out any cracked or broken glass, then grind back the material so there is adequate bonding space, then reglass, apply gelcoat and re-install fittings.

About 20 years ago, a yard did this job for me for $3000. You should consider very carefully whether you should take this on yourself.
 

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Don't worry, this forum is not my only source of guidance. I have several mentors for the actual appliation of the glass when the time comes but I like to approach those guys with some sort of plan lest they argue amongst themselves how to advise me.
Have fun...learning by doing makes boating fun, and hey, what can go wrong, its only the forestay fitting...?
 
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