Do not despair!! This forum is filled with people who bought an old canoe and then found out it needed more work than expected! Why do you think everyone here is so helpful?
IF I can get the canoe in my shop and out of the weather it will be a tight squeeze and close working quarters. I may have to settle for storing her at night and bringing her out in the driveway to work.
As a person who is working on a canoe in a garage, and routinely has to move it to get the lawnmower out I'd like to offer this idea for consideration... This Old Canoe
by Mike Elliot has plans for canoe cradles. They work great, unless you have to move your canoe often. I* built the cradles as he described, but then attached them with two long lengths of 2x4 that are appropriate for the length of the canoe. I also added rotating wheels that I picked up at Harbor Freight for a few dollars apiece. Then ~ and this is the really important part! ~ I made a holder for each leg of the cradle. The holders hang conveniently off nails on the cradle when I don't need the canoe to be stationary (drilled a hole through each one), but I put them under each leg to lift the wheels off the ground when I don't want the canoe to move (i.e. blow down the driveway!). This set up works great and now moving the canoe is an easy one-person job!
Here a few photos. Good luck with the restoration!
The general set up as I roll it around:
View from the end with wheels visible:
Closeup of the leg holder hanging on the cradle when not in use:
Leg holder in use:
How it looks when the leg holders are in use and it's not blowing down the driveway!
*Disclaimer: The word I refers to the cheap contract laborer that I am married to who gratefully supports my hobby with occasional side projects!