I finished up the rebuild of this 18' 1953 OT Otca at the end of March. Finally got it out of the basement yesterday for some photos. Weight is 85-90 lbs(!). This is my first wood canvas canoe. Just a few ribs needed to be replaced, backside repair on a couple others. New ash gunwales, in and out. Tips were rebuilt. Made new ash seat frames and caned them. Added carry thwarts to bow and stern. Matte Epiphanes varnish, canvas and Kirby See Red paint. Learned a lot and it's far from perfect. I have a 1937 18' Guide to do next that's in a lot better shape. Cant wait!