I attempted to answer your questions with an email.
It was promptly kicked back to me as undeliverable.
Post your questions in the advice/suggestions forum, and I’ll respond.
Photos of canoe would be necessary for me to venture a guess of canoe’s value.
Condition of canoe overrules sentimental value.
It is my understanding that Jim’s Small Boat Repair is partnered up with Rutabaga.
It is my opinion that the powers that be at Rutabaga would not partner up with anyone who did less than quality work.
I’ve purchased 3 canoes from Rutabaga; I was totally pleased with those transaction.