A friend of mine is selling a canoe. Its an Old Town; model unknown. The only thing printed on it is "Old Town." I didnt think to get the serial number while I was there looking at it. It is a 2 seater with the contoured plastic seats with no back rests. IIRC it has 1 wooden center crossmember.
Anyway, it definitely needs some work. The hull appears solid without cracks, but a little weathered. The gunwale is broken in 3 places and the crossmember and front seat have broken off of the gunwale on one side.
He only wants $100 for it though.
Questions: Can it be effectively repaired or will it always seem like its lacking? If it can, then what would be the best way? I was thinking I could epoxy all the breaks and redrill mounting holes. Or is it even worth the trouble to repair?
If I get it it will be tested in the Rio Grande before running down a Class 2-3 section of the Rio Chama in NM and who knows what afterward, but mostly on rivers.
*Edited to correct typos