Hi Jeff I have been reading with interest. I have a 15' IG and will be tackling it when I get up the nerve. I am not sure how far you are along, but Auto supply stores have inexpensive irons in the fender repair section. I am lucky to have a bronze one from Bill Clements. He also sell tacks. A box will be around $25.00 or so. I've got some but the cost of transportation is offset so may as well get them from Bill or one of the other supliers. I have heard of a couple guys with long cherry, so it's out there. Fred C knows a guy in Pa. I know a of guy a bit over an hour from me. Let's see if I can attach a photo of mine with the outwale profile. Ignore the 'trim' under the outwale. it is a common repair designed to get one more year out of the canvas.