I picked this up the other day, totally unexpected. It popped up for sale, I was going to be in the neighborhood, and restoring old small boats is my passion. It was a display at a Range Rover Dealership, changing displays. Advertised as an antique, but wondering if it was a purpose built display boat, but the wood grain in the ribs and planks makes me believe otherwise. Dimensions match a 20's Old Town Ideal and a Chestnut Fawn Prospector??? The grain on the planks and ribs is sweet! The in wales, thwarts, decks, do not match, the rest, are generations earlier, than the planks and ribs. The out wale has an offset to be flush with the exposed rib tops and the out wale is much older than the in wale. It is a 16', about 35" wide and 15" deep. It has a very flat bottom, soft chines, and straight sides. The half ribs on the flat floor or uniformly tapered to the ends. I have built boats, we uses to change the thwarts and cut the sides for custom boats. Do you want it to accelerate faster or turn faster. This canoe has been repaired on many occasions. A copper nailed sheet has replaced a plank. The stem shows old tack hole from prior canvas. A small strip of canvas remains and it is black, all of the nails are rusted. Most of the tacks/nails on the planks appear high iron. The new stuff(decks, seats) has square drive stainless screws. Repairs have galvanized nails and copper. The hull is still stiff, but most of the nails/tacks look very rusted. I can pull heads off with my fingers that makes me very nervous. I don't care who built it, and it will be a perfect boat for fly fishing many of my local waters. If we can identify its builder or history, I want to make it as original as possible. All comments welcome thanks!