Two tone color / footbrace on Swift Keewaydin 15

I’m closing in on a purchase of a Keewaydin 15, and was surprised to see the two-tone color option adds 2-3 lbs to the boat. I understand it hides scratches and adds a bit of durability, but that’s a significant trade-off. Any opinions on that? I’m just not that worried about the look of some scratches.

Also, several have recommended a carbon footbrace and I agree, but this particular boat doesn’t have it. I am curious if anyone has added one aftermarket?

there are several threads on p com… The foot bar will add some weight too. The threads allude to the Wenonah metal footbrace. Not sure if any buyer has done a carbon one aftermarket

Thank you!