hello from Fort Langley B.C. Canada

Greg Nolan

In addition to asking questions here, there are three good sources of information about canoe restoration that you would do well to get, or at least look at before making any decision about how to repair or restore your canoe -- "The Wood and Canvas Canoe: A Complete Guide to its History, Construction, Restoration, and Maintenance" by Rollin Thurlow and Jerry Stelmok, and/or "Building the Maine Guide Canoe" by Jerry Stelmok.

The first is often called the "bible" of canoe repair, restoration, and maintenance; the second is an excellent study of the wooden/canvas canoe and its construction.

There is now a new book to consider -- just recently published, so I am not personally familiar with it -- but it has gotten some good reviews -- This Old Canoe: How To Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe, by Mike Elliott, also carried by the WCHA online store.

When seeking advice here, photos are helpful, indeed often necessary, so we can see just what the situation is that you are asking about.