Hi Dale--your list of projects is quite comprehensive. It is so comprehensive that it contains too many topics. So many topics in one post results in very unwieldy responses that jumble all the advice together. Such cluttered organization of so many topics is not encouraged. Let me offer some general advice:
If you are new to Boston Whaler boats, you should read the FAQ. The FAQ is in the REFERENCE section of the website. Note that the FORUM is only a portion of the resources here. Go tohttps://continuouswave.com/whaler/
Go to the REFERENCE sectionhttps://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/
Read the FAQ in REFERENCEhttps://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/
For advice on rigging a boat for angling for salmon, go to a website that focuses on angling and specifically on the salmon species. CONTINUOUSWAVE is not a good resource for advice on angling, rods, reels, rigging, downriggers, bait, tackle, and other topics related to recreational angling for freshwater or saltwater species. We are focused on the boat, the trailer, the engine, and the basic electrical, electrionic, and radio devices.
The REFERENCE section contains advice on several of your projects: rub rail installation, hull repair, wood care. You should read those articles; you can find them in the top page of REFERENCE listed under the subheading of repairs and modifications.
For advice on trailers see the TRAILERING section in REFERENCE.
You can also search the forum archives for more posts on the topics you are interested in.
If you cannot find informative resources, you are welcome to start a new thread in REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS, but limit each thread to a specific topic.
Regarding advice on boat canvas, I have already moved a post you made to an old thread into a new discussion on its own. Reviving dormant posts to solicit advice from a participant in the discussion is not always a good method. Someone who was active in a thread from a year or more ago may not ever see the questions directed to them.