I began restoring a 1922 Otca 15 years ago and then the project sat, indoors, for 14 years. I am now planning to complete the restoration process but am concerned about he condition of the wood. The canvas and outer gunwales have been removed and I have replaced 3 of 6 ribs that need replacing - all done 14 years ago. I am trying to determine if the canoe is restorable without replacing the planking, except for obvious cracked pieces. My concern is that the cedar planking seems very dry and much of it has 1/8 inch space between planks. Does the majority of the planking need to be restored? Or is this canoe restorable without replacing the planking? Is there a way to recondition the planking... and all the wood for that matter?