Hi Everyone: My name is Russ, I'm a former canoe racer and strip builder, I have built several racing canoes over the years. I am currently working on a 1912 Old Town HW for a friend and have restored three previous wood canvas canoes. I will be asking a lot of questions about wood canvas canoe restoration in the future, I seem to enjoy bringing old canoes back to life. I am retired and live in Northern N.Y. and enjoy canoeing in the Adirondack's. My Wife said I have too many Canoes and should start building furniture. I figure if it doesn't float what good is it.