Just given an old town canoe, wood, Canvas cover has been removed and need to redo Wood is in good shape,although very dry almost powdery. Needs to be refinnished. All original parts appear to be present although removed when canvas was removed. Questions, ( I am getting ID Information Number 17 5048 16 from other forum):Wood is very dry as finnish is mostly worn off 1. To restore wood and get a little more moisture into wood is using Boiled Linseed oil ok. 2. To refinniish wood plan to use a poly type spar varnish, probably gloss. ( Can this be applied over Linseed ? 3. Is it ok to use a ppoly varnish on outside of canoe under the canvas? ( Idea another layer of protection. ) 4. Filler. There are a couple of inches of punk wood at top of bow and stern stem. I do not plan to remove decks as they are in great shape except for the leading edge near the stems. Ideas on fixing this small area ( probably about 2inches long by 1.5 inches wide V shaped Plan: Clean out punk wood, seal edges, cut wedges ( What type of wood? ) to fit, glue in place with epoxy, sand, finnish etc. any other ideas ? 5. There are a couple of bullett holes in planks, small pencil size, ( No broken ribs) Plan fill with epoxy sand and refinnish with rest of canoe ( Any other ideas? ) 6. Pros and cons, Canvas, dacron, fiberglass, covers 7. Original Decal still visable, how to protect it during refinishing? Ideas Thank you !!.