This is probably a dumb question, but I’m asking it anyway.
En route up to a vacation at a lake I bought a used kayak off Craigslist. It’s my first non-plastic boat (the seller told me it was fiberglass but turns out it’s carbon-Kevlar), so I have new owner anxiety. Right now it’s tied to a wooden dock on the lake. My question is, will being outdoors day and night for around 2 weeks, in the sunlight, and with mild waves bumping it against the dock, hurt it? I could bring it in every night but it’s nice and convenient to keep it in the water.
While I’m at it with newb questions, how much should I worry about a small amount of water in the cockpit? I’ve been lifting and draining it after every paddle, but do I need to sponge it out? And if I put a cockpit cover on it overnight does it need to be more dry?
It will definitely be stored in the garage out of the sun when we get home.