Hello folks. Long time lurker, first time poster. I finally started the project to spruce up the family's 1975 Tremblay cedar/canvas canoe. This boat has been in all three oceans that border Canada. I've done the teardown, and am stripping the varnish this weekend. I know I have at least one cracked rib to deal with. I'll be looking for advice on wheter to replace it or try the "back splice" method. I'll also be polling for covering options. The canoe - as bought - had a canvas/veralite cover. I'll be debating whether to try to recreate that (Is that even still available?) or go traditional canvas, or go dacron. Here are pictures from day one. (pay no attention to that cold brown thing standing in the canoe) http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff7/brucemdow/Canoe%20Restoration/?albumview=grid I look forward to engaging and learning with you. Bruce.