I recently purchased a Chesapeake 16 lt kit that has evidently been stored since it was purchased in 2000. The wood seems fine but I'm concerned about the epoxy. The hardener is a medium amber color, though the resin is clear. I contacted John Harris who suggested I try a test batch, which I'm doing right now. While I'm waiting to see how it looks on test scraps and solidifies mixed withe celofil and wood flour, I thought I'd ask this distinguished group of builders if anyone has any experience with this. Should I just use it if the test appears to harden well? Should I replace the hardener, or both the resin and hardener? Remember that to do this will add a couple hundred to my project cost, which is not huge but not insignificant either.