Both bow and stern inner stems in my 16 ft. Old Town OTCA (S/N 48121) have numerous holes and split in them. Not sure what to do, order new stems from OT or try to repair the original with an epoxy and splice. New ones would eliminate the serial numbers but make the canoe ends stronger. I been thinking of using "Get Rot" to fill the holes and splits in place to save S/Ns.. I have photos of stems for inspection by any one with past experience. Any info or suggestions would be appreciated.