Hello All, I'm new here but have been hiding in the shadows for a while, absorbing all the excellent information. Enough to keep me going for years. I recently completed a cedar strip/epoxy 15' Hiawatha from Ted Moores Canoecraft. Great book and fun canoe but now I'm looking to my next project. I'm really not keen on building another canoe using the fiberglass/epoxy method, after a Rob Roy and a Hiawatha (TOO much of a sticky mess for my tastes!!) and am setting up to build a wood/canvas. I have purchased Jerry Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow's books and a set of plans (I think my fate is in good hands) but I may adapt my Hiawatha forms to wood/canvas construction for my first learning experience....a lot of the form building work is already done! I live on the west coast of Canada which gives me a big ocean to paddle around in. Thus my question... I read somewhere, (maybe in this forum but I cannot find it...) that there can be problems with wood/canvas canoes and salt water. If so, what can be done during the construction and after to minimize the damage? Thanks in advance.