Hello All, I stripped the 'glas off in one afternoon. It feels like the canoe weighs half as much. There is what I think minimal damage to the wood. 95% can be sanded down. However as you can see from the picts there was some gouging and splintering. I have searched past posts but didn't pick up on cedar wood filler or a glue to set the bigger splinters down for sanding. Has anyone used Elmers wood glue? Its plyable and sandable. Thanks for the info. Daniel Day Spokane, Wa.