I am NOT a boatbuilder, I am a dedicated wooden boat owner. I read and learn good stuff on this Forum; I've read a lot about this CPES, and it sounds good to me. Read the Chemist's analysis, Cleek's expansive endorsement, the many postings of Smith's phone number, and I might be convinced, myself, to use the stuff on the new oak frame ends and garboard planks going into my boat this winter at the yard.
But you couldn't pay me to walk into the boatyard, where my boat is lying in the intensive care unit with the horn timber exposed and the thirty feet of garboard opened up, and tell the guys working under the boat to use "this new goo that I just read about on the Internet. No, you've never heard of it. It is not sold in stores. No it isn't just thinned epoxy. Everybody says its great stuff. Really!" I would sound like an ignorant snake-oil salesman. I have enough problem being female and getting the respect around the boatyard.
I can't ask them to read all the thousand of posts on CPES on this forum.
Heck, I've never even seen anything on CPES in WOODENBOAT magazine itself! Where is something I can point to that backs me up when I ask the yard to use CPES?