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What's your temp if over 80 three days for reliability, some will say a week. Tom
Restored Mirror Dinghy, Bought OD18 built by CL, Westlawn School of Yacht Design courses. LT US Navy 1970-1978
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I agree if using the BBC epoxy at 24hours. But I would also consider what will be the coolest overnight temp. Then mix and glue as the temps are starting to increase (morning) for the longer pot life. The epoxy is warmed not only by the chemical process but then warms by nature for a longer warmer curing time. But consideration also for how much mix it used in the epoxy glue. If you want a glue mix that doesn't sag on the vertical but want a single piece of wood to flex a lot, then thinner wood but layers, and/or kerf the piece before gluing so it relieves the stress. This works well on rub rails and makes them stronger where they bend.
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