I started up the restoration of the OTCA that I picked up in Maine this summer. The boat is in really good shape no major holes bunched through the side the thwarts and seats are in pretty good shape. I've gone through the stripping process over the last week and I'm about ready to take stock of what I'll need to do. I keep finding cracked ribs I think I'm up to 7 or 8 now. The thing that I'll need a little guidance on is what to do with split planking. The bottom planks along the center have splits down the length of them. I may replace these. The bilge planks have a lot of splitting (3 to 4 splits per board). It looks like it came this way from the factory because most of the splits are tacked down. I'd love to keep as much original planking as possible. Would it detract from the boat too much if the split planks were left alone? Or would you guys typically replace these?