Hi there, I just picked up a 17 year old wood/canvas canoe. Seems like the would may be a bit dry. I've noticed if I apply some pressure to the planking between the ribs I here a slight cracking sound although the wood itself does not appear to crack. - Is there anything I can do for it to revitalize it? Give it a boost of life? Besides get it in the water ;-) Maybe it is just the feel of the varnish - Built in 1995.