A member of my congregation gave me this OT HW. It hasn't been in the water for about 40 years. Ten years before that he stripped off the canvas and glassed it. It sat in his garage for 40 years. A complete restore isn't realistic for me, but it would be good to get it back in the water. The donor would be thrilled if some scouts paddled it, even a little. Therefore, I am inclined to patch the glass, get some moisture back into the wood, and fix what's necessary. I'm not sure what it would take to do those minimal steps. And reading the forums overwhelms me when I think about doing this canoe justice (e.g., a total restore). Given these pics, what do you think? http://s1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg532/Burdi/ And I'm completely impressed by this group and the professional nature of this forum. Well done, folks.