So I finally took the plunge and started my first restoration. It is a Penn Yan Cartopper WXH 9038 or 9039. I took delivery of the boat last Sunday and began the process. The boat had some rot around the transom and bow from being stored upsidedown. I started the process of dismantling the rotten pieces. I tried to keep them intact as possible to use them as a guide when it comes down to making the new pieces. Outside gunwales have both been removed as well as pieces from the top of the transom. I hit up the local lumber yard for a 14 ft. board yesterday. I milled the 2 new gunwales and routed the notch and clamped them in place. I'm going to be able to splice in the last 10 inches or so of both inwales as the rest of them is pretty serviceable. My plan is to screw the gunwales in place and get the transome pieces placed back as well. Once I get that done, I plan to remove the keel and get the canvas completely removed. I then will strip the interior. That is solid and should be pretty straightforward to do. From what I can see, there should be no surprises. Once I finish I then plan to recanvas the boat. I am a bit scared of this process. Anyone in the Hudson Valley (NY) that would show a rookie the ropes? I have ordered the canvas, filler, and tacks to complete this from Stewart River. Alex was helpful in figuring out what I needed. I'll attach the photos and will update as progress is made. Any suggestins / hints along the way well appreciated. Wish me luck!