I took the canoe off its rack today to prep for a camping trip on friday, noticed this nice little ding that one of kids must have put in the canoe, it is smaller than a quarter, and doesn't go all the way through, its just the top layer (outfitter edition, so it has the extra layer of kevlar). Should I be patching this before the trip, or not worry about it?
Definitely patch the hole before you go. This will prevent dirt and water from getting in there which might make a patch harder to do down the road. Your repair doesn't have to be a work of art just functional so don't be afraid to do it.
The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay