Hey Folks, I am brand new to this site. Last summer I took a 3 day, 27 mile canoe trip with my boys on the Potomac River. It inspired me to restore this old canoe that was laying in the yard. I have no idea where it came from, but it seems pretty sturdy. I need to replace the gunwales and the wood on the bottom of the hull. I would also like to paint the interior with a non slip paint that will last. Lastly, I have an old 1.2HP Game Fisher motor that I need to mount in case there is an emergency. I have restored a lot of cars and my uncle is a master woodworker. Can anyone offer some advice on how to purchase, fashion parts? Should I use wood or composite?
Any advice in general is appreciated. I apologize for being so new and clueless!