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opinion on these hull scratches

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I just received my kayak that I ordered online, and it was brought by a freight truck.

After opening the wrapping, there were two gouges/scrapes that have me a little concerned.  I have already contacted the place I bought them from and they are working with me on either a discount, or getting a replacement.

 

Before I go through the hassle of returning the kayak, maybe these scratches are not as bad as I think.  They are close to the seam though. 

 

Can you please take a look at the two photos below, and let me know if I should exchange it for a new?

Is it anything to be concerned about?

 

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I would take the discount and keep the Yak.  Those scratches look pretty minimal to me.  I'd wager the first time you coast in on a rocky bank, you'll have a lot more just like them.  

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They even offered to send me a KC welder, offer the credit, along with welder filler.

 

I'd be ok with filling it in.

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19 hours ago, crankbait2009 said:

They even offered to send me a KC welder, offer the credit, along with welder filler.

That sounds good. 

 

I agree with toxic, those scrapes aren't bad at all.  I've put worse in my yak.

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You will get more than that just loading and unloading.  Take the discount and have fun.  These kayaks can take a lot.  

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just to double check, I shined a flashlight over the scratches and saw nothing inside the hull, so I believe I'm good.  I have accepted their offer and will move forward.  I wish it were warmer so I could take it on the water and test it.  But I will need to wait for April/May.  Certainly don't want to roll it in this weather.

 

thanks for the input

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