So the ot I picked up is in remarkable shape, some stem repair and ovious planking where there was impact. But....what about the planking that is just split from drying out? Is it OK to leave this??? There is a lot, this canoe has been in a barn for over 50 years.... it feels kind of btittle. Thinking once cleaned up and varnished it will have more pliability. I actually left it in the rain yesterday b to clean some of it up and see if it rehydrated a lttle. Might have been a bad move, not sure. Thanks!