That really looks great! Does pulling the canoes into the loft cause any worry about the finish? My dad had a roller he put in a pair of brackets on the sea wall of our lake cottage to roll boats in and out of the water without dinging them up. His was an old hard rubber roller from a retired printing press, but pvc or wood or something like that might do the job as well. Just want to make it easy to put in and take off so Denis doesn't have to climb over it getting into the loft!