Many years ago, you ladies and gentlemen encouraged me to give a 1924 OT HW the care and repair it needed. A total rookie, I don't regret taking your encouragement to heart. Thanks. I worked on it last summer and finished the structural repairs and getting the canvas and filler on. Then we moved from Macomb, IL. to Effingham, IL (I was nervous about the movers' choice of strapping the canoe to the side of the truck, but it arrived safely). Now it's time to paint and varnish it. I intend to buy Epifanes clear spar varnish. I welcome your suggestions for the primer and paint, please. The WCHA is a marvelous community.