I just read another slant by a bui;der that says that epoxy coating your plywood constructed boat is a bad idea. He says that the epoxy will eventually lose its bond or crack and allow water to enter the wood and then inspire rot to consume the plywood. I bought this fellow's book..."How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats" - John Brooks and Ruth Ann Hill. It's a great book with great ideas and procedures, wonderful photos and descriptions and much on how-to. But, I wonder about this epoxy advice.
Sounds like the authors may be experienced with polyester resin impregnated fiberglass, but not epoxy...? Epoxy doesn't just lay on the surface, it soaks in and blends with the fibers of wood, correct?
We are at this epoxy coating stage and wish for experienced input here...