My wife and I have been searching for a wood canvas canoe for a while. Earlier this spring we found a canoe for sale that we fell in love with. It's a 17 foot 1920's St. Louis Meramec. The two previous owners did a great job taking care of it and we want enjoy the canoe while preserving it as it is a piece of history. We took it out for the first paddle last Sunday afternoon. We wet foot it into the water (which was a bit of a deal as there was still ice floating 80 yards away) to keep it safe from scatches. Anyway, it was such a joy to paddle the old canoe- even if it was for just a short time. As we paddled it I did notice that one rib that has a small crack was flexing and being in the water was causing it additional stress. We have no experience with wood canvas canoes as I grew up paddling Grummans. So, I'm hoping for some advice. My thought is to try to get some glue in the crack to make it last as long as possible. I've used a lot of epoxy and CA in building R/C airplanes so that is my first thought. CA would wick all the way through and lock the rib to the planks. Epoxy would do the job but it might be difficult to get it in there. I have used hypodermic needles to inject glue (but not epoxy) before. Thought about drilling some small holes to try to inject some glue in there. Or perhaps it's too late to do any good here? Anyway, if anyone has some advice so I don't so something stupid that I'll regret later I'd sure appreciate it.