the thinking behind Navarro/Merrimack hull construction. I mean, I get the basic concept behind combining traditional wood canoe structure with modern composites, but it seems unnecessarily finicky and too close to not-worth-the-trouble to effect aesthetically acceptable repairs or restorations of badly neglected hulls.
Good luck. Perhaps you could try Rob at Vermont Canoe for some pointersif not the current maker of these canoes.
Pics might help.