1925 Old Town HW Sailing Canoe Much progress has been made in the restoration of this canoe. One of the challenges with restoration is deciding what to do with damage. Do you replace the wood? do you let it be? Do you splice? Part of the decision making has to do with the intent of the restoration-it is for historical purposes? for functional? How can you be sure to keep the shape of the boat. This canoe was stored in a garage and like many boats it was gnawed on my animals. At first it looked like the damage would require us to replace as many as 11 Cant Ribs, now that we have stripped all the varnish off and can see down to the wood, it looks like we won’t have to do as many. See if you can identify the damage on this photo, which is taken from the inside of the canoe looking towards her bow, and shows the animal chewings. Which ribs would you replace? which would you keep?