What glue would be best for planking a wood- composite hull (strip planked cedar plus two
layers of cedar veneer, tacked with plastic staples)? I had planned to use epoxy (I have been using System Three, which I understand the folks at the WoodenBoat school also like), but then I ran into Larry Pardey, who certainly knows a thing or two about building wooden boats. Larry and Lin report failures with epoxies, and opt for resorcinol resins, especially England's Aerodux 500. They say it is tolerant of cool temperatures in the building shop, and better at gap filling than the conventional resorcinols such as Weldwood and Borden, which require tightly mated surfaces. I have no quarrel with resorcinol -- a 40' yawl I stripped planked with this has held up beautifully for 30 years, with seamless topsides. But do I have to go to England to get a resorcinol that has some gap-filling capability? And what do high-quality builders such as Steve White at Brooklin boat use in their composite hulls?