let me first say a few facts before i begin; this website has a wealth of knowledge, thanks for everyone who shares! i just bought my first canoe, its a 22 foot miller. its purpose will be a salmon fishing canoe, functionality and reliability over heritage. inside has a couple coats of brown paint over varnish. i am sanding down to bare wood. it has some broken ribs, which i will sister with half ribs and epoxy to gain strength the ribs and planking seems typical old, somewhat dry, but all there. will linseed oil add life to the inside ribs and planking ? or should i go straight to a couple layers of epoxy? the outside has 1 layer of fiberglass with some paint, i will be removing paint and adding 2 layers of 10oz cloth with a few layers of epoxy. purpose is to make this baby strong and reliable. weight is not an issue nor are looks.