IMG_20200606_180315 by Wrothgar posted Jun 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM IMG_20200606_180035 by Wrothgar posted Jun 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM Hi, this is my first post. I found this chestnut on garbage day. I took it home for the thrill of portaging in the city. Now I'm restoring it to paddle around the mouth of 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario, with my daughter....and possible for solo trips or as a second canoe on a trip. There is a canoe club there that is really good with kids. Anyway: is this deck the result of a previous repair? The inwales don't reach the end? The stems are white oak, front one might need rebuilding. About half the fasteners at the stems are steel....all but one fastener for the ribs were steel. All tacks are brass. Gunwales screws are bronze. Keel is while oak. Undersides of thwart and seats were left unfinished. Also: any hints on how to get planks off without splitting them? The iron nails are hard to get to...but I guess I'd better get them all.