Hello! Today has been exciting, Benson has already hooked me up with all the history on my new, but old, Old Town Canoe. Now it’s time to get down to business. This is my first remodel, but I THINK I’m skilled enough to do the job. Think being the key word in that sentence... haha anyways looking forward to the challenge. What I know: 1.) I have at least one broken rib. The varnish is all chipping in pilling so it’s hard to see at first glance. The only reason I know this is because I flipped it upside down to look at the bottom And noticed and little inward bow. Flipped it back over found the rib. With that being said when I pull the canvas am I going to find the cedar broken into a million pieces? 2.) Somebody did a fiberglass job on the back... Read some post on here that say heat to get it off.. what’s the best and easiest way without damaging the planks, I don’t know what they look like so I don’t want to start tugging on it and pull a huge chunk off. What I don’t know: 1.) Where to start.... Clean the inside scrape and sand all the old varnish off? Or do I start with trying to pull the old canvas and FG off? Pull the gunwales? This is where I need a little help! This is the picture from when I got it. It’s stored inside now, planning to start working on it this weekend! Thank you in advance!