I am the guy to restore it too brand new againbut in 10 years I haven't had the time. Why am I doing this you might ask? Wrapping the sandpaper around a plastic bottle will help fit it into the curves of the hull. The indians used birch bark and pine pitch which is naturally waterproof to some extent anyway. Epoxy is applied the same as was done on the exterior. It is time to get out the sander one more time and make it look dull. Cut shorter strips of softwood and hardwood to laminate for the stems.
I made seats from polypropylene webbing.
"cedar strip canoe" in Classifieds in Ontario
The outer stem is then mortised into the hull bottom and glued to the inner stem with thickened epoxy. Hardwood preferred for making the seats, stems, gunnels and decks Woven 6-ounce fiberglass cloth Epoxy resin and hardener Wood glue Staples Masking tape Packing tape Strapping or caning for the seats Marine varnish Stainless or brass bolts for the seats Stainless or brass wood screws Tools needed: Thanks to all the Wonderful People who have donated so far! The Random Orbital Sander works well for this step. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.