This winter I'll be making a new bowsprit. The current one is rotted. Its 1 1/2" thick x 6" wide by 6' long. I intend to glue two 3/4" white oak planks together. I think I read that epoxy is not the best choice for this task. Is this true. Should I use polyurethane or PL400? Now if getting white oak is a problem (I think it might be) what other wood would be suitable?