I recently purchased a Sawyer canoe. The boat is in good shape overall, minus some wear and tear on the stern and bow. I was wondering if this is something I should fiberglass patch now before I really use the boat? I’ve had it on the water, and it doesn’t leak, but would I risk making a small problem into a big one if I put off patching it? If I need to fix it, should I do so with a strip of kevlar or a strip of fiberglass?
Edit: I think I’m going to be precautionary and repair with some fiberglass tape. That said, as you can see from the photos, the end caps should be replaced too. Any idea where I can find new end caps? I can provide measurements in a few hours.
Photos are below. Thanks!