1947 18' Old Town Guide Restoration Project by dugkim Thanks to everyone for the great information while I was researching this potential purchase. The sale is now final and she (s#148784) is MINE!! As soon as I have her home, I will take some pictures of the restoration work needed to bring her back. I will need your advice and help to do it right. PRESENT CONDITION: After a few looks at her, she is in need of new gunwales (inner and outter). The hull looks really good and am thinking she wont need ANY plankss or supports ribs replaced. The only canvas on her now is that which is left a couple inches each side (and under) of the full length keel. Can you buy new ready-made gunwales to install? Or do you have to make them from scratch? I really am a newbie when it comes to this and will definitely need to find someone to either outright perform the restoration or even better, someone who will allow me to help in the process. Any recommendations for someone in SE Michigan who might would be greatly appreciated.