William L Kelb's Tips andeb pointer was great. I'll only add a few
1) if you have never worked with epoxy, do some reading of West
System's literature (avail at your marine supply store.) and expriment
some. (find a less critical fix to try around the house or whatever)
2) DO NOT BUY Generic epoxy from TAP Plastics or the like. It may work
in thin applications but West is made for this kind of work. My first
fin box replacement had to be aborted and ground out because of a quick
3) work in the shade.
4) Do not use a fin in the fin box for alignment unless you are sure it
has square sholders where the bulge of the fin meets the square inserted
part. Otherwise when you tighen down (gently) on the fin mounting screw,
on some models you run the risk of installing the fin box stretched open
and as a result your fins will be loose in the box. (a bummer)
5) consider paying someone else to do it. Gearing up for the repair is
expensive and even if you are handy experience goes along way...
6) don't let it keep you of the water!
hope this helps
ps my first post!