Well, here is the story in pictures of my first restoration. I learned a lot and made more mistakes than I care to talk about. I have to finish the front seat and do a little more sanding and varnishing but I should be paddling by the weekend. Thanks to all of you for all your posts (I gleaned a great deal of info just reading old posts). My next one will be better, but for my first shot at woodworking I am okay with the result. Better than letting these works of art rot away.