This boat has a bit of history which I may expand upon later. Long story short, it was rescued from a NY lake bottom in the early 80's, given to me, partially restored by myself, finished by my Dad, driven across the country, stored in various locations including some time outdoors, and is now in a friend's garage where I plan on bringing it back to its full glory. It is actually in quite decent shape for the most part. I hope to get some help here along the way. Two questions kept me awake in bed last night: To re-skin or not? It's actually in OK shape, and skinning looks like a long process. Do-able, but it would add considerable time and expense. Rebuilding the outwales. Dear ol' Dad's efforts were noble but unsatisfactory, and these Need replacement. I want to stay with the mahogany theme, either Honduran or equivalent, or an African variant. I have serious doubts about bending the stuff and have considered strip laminating the parts. I worked for years in high end cabinetmaking, so have a good skill set and small but well set up shop. More to come, including pictures!