Hi all! --> i'm new to the site (its great). I just picked up an old freighter canoe - well the woman who owned it called it a K-boat.It is 16' long 17" deep in the center has a 25" high bow and a 30 inch wide transom. It is plank and rib construction but covered in fiberglass. Don't know if it used to be canvas or not. Anyway, I managed to strip off the glass and now I have discovered all sorts of interesting damage --> 8 ribs are broken (some are 66" long) I need a few planks, gunwales are shot, transom is rotten ,keel looks like a pretzel but other than that she is in good shape (hehe). I have many questions. Inwales and outwales hardwood or softwood (3/4 x 1 1/4)? Do you think this thing was glassed from original? I mean it is awful thin--> the planks are 1/8 thick and 2 11/16 wide --> the ribs are 1 3/4 wide and 3/16 - 1/4 thick and spaced approx. 2 1/2 inches apart. The keel tapers to 1" by 3" and then there is a wedge at the stern cause the bottom kicks up. This woman had 2 more of these and they appeared to be glass too. I have the fiberglass, well actually I have kevlar matt but I don't want to epoxy it if it was canvas. Ok thanks for listening I'll have more questions later Glenn T.