Why not just painted Okoume? You'll sve yourself a boatload of money, weight, time and sanding if you abstain from epoxy coating your GLD - with no unpleasant consequences.
Meranti is going to be heavier and stiffer, in any case, though reportedly more rot resistant in the long term.
--- In email@example.com, "robert.maselek" <robert.maselek@...> wrote:
> I'm about to build a Bolger Light Dory. I would like it light . Should I use Occume plywood with epoxy coating or Meranti just painted? THANKS Bob