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Professionals use 3M Magic tape.  I cut up little squares of clear report binding covers, and tape them over the repair, you can squeeze out the epoxy/microfibres and see what’s going on.  If you are lucky it will set with no need to fair, just tidy up the trailing edge.  Might also consider chamfering back before filling to increase the contact area with the epoxy ... a round file or a Dremel would do the job.

Epoxy/colloidal silica/microfibres to a mayonnaise consistency would be my filler of choice.  

In a world of marginal gains, I would do the repair ... and read Start to Win.
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Thanks for the tips everyone much appreciated.

I did buy Start To Win the other day, now I just need to find the time to start to read it and then read it again so I start to understand it!
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Basically there are three rules you need to learn.

1) To be able to sail the craft as fast as everyone else without thinking about it almost on autopilot.

2) To know how to work out the shortest or fastest route around a course.

3) To start a microsecond before everyone else from the right end of the startline.

Simples

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Sounds simple, should have it mastered is a session or two  Wink

One more question, what's best to use to polish the rudder, is T-Cut too abrasive? 
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Start To Win is brilliant but you can take a few basics and make big steps (my favourite is "keep it flat in heavy weather")
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T-cut is pretty fair [sorry, couldn't resist]. I use it for rudders.
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