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Gorilla glue is great stuff and I recommend heartly for bonding wood, and I've used it on many interior components. For rebonding the deck I'd recommend West Sytem epoxy, stiffened with the silica filler where necessary.
To me the big negative with the Gorilla Glue would be the risk that its expansion may result in a hump in the deck surface. A second question would be if it has the hardness of the epoxy and the ability to bond to glass.
The West stuff is very easy to work with, will adhere like no tomorrow (so be careful, especially plan for dripping) and the silica will allow you to make it as thick as you want.
I believe West has some literature for planning deck repairs. I'd inject straight epoxy via their syringes, then compress the area, say with a jack and weights. You can use the thickened stuff to fill any voids and your drill holes.
This stuff is not too expensive (in boat $$), you might want to practice with some sample peices.