I have a 1947 UT-12 with what the title says is an "icebreaker keel". I am very unsure of what I have here, but that s not the reason I am here. The reason I am here is because I need to replace the (and I am going to spell this the two different ways the net has this listed) GUNNELS/ GUNWALES. I was told that what remains on the boat as of right now is 100% original from 1947 (not sure how true it is), but I need to replace the wood, I would like to never have to do this again as it appears too be a pain in the butt. Any assistance in making this small task easy would be greatly appreciated and is needed.