I have an old Coleman Journey Ram-X canoe. I got it used, cheap, and for my purposes, it's great. Pretty much indestructable, and it was plenty dinged up when I got it, so I don't feel bad about putting some new scratches and scars in it. It's an old warrior, and a great fishing canoe for the small lakes around home. I call it the Sinister Minister (bought it from a church camp). There are a couple problems, though, and I'm gonna try to fix them. First: It was stored on it's side, apparently, which has slightly pushed in the gunnel on one side. It's just bent in a little at the center thwart, which makes it pull to the left a bit. I'm hoping that will be easy enough to fix with a vice-grip and a little grunting and cussing. Does anybody have any tips for bringing it back to true? Also, the seats are big, uncomfortable, foam-filled monstrosities that sit way too high to be stable. I have a drop-in seat that works just fine (since I usually paddle solo anyhow), and I'll probably just go with that, but is it going to affect the canoe's structure if I take the old seats out? Will I need to make some thwarts out of 1x2's? As it is, the canoe just has the two seats and a center thwart. I don't want to pull the gunnels in any more by putting too much weight on the drop-in seat. Any insight would be appreciated.