i was commenting on repairing a stern strip and thought i would share another repair job i did recently...not because the repair was of particular note...but the mode of accident was something that i thought folks could benefit from.
in a nutshell, when test fitting a boat on land, make sure you really have a soft surface underneath you. in this case, i was on land with my petrel and put the boat on the grass to sit in and check the cockpit fit....and 'snap!'.
i apparently failed to notice a medium sized stone lying there hidden between the leaves that just punched up through the bottom right under the seat. fortunately....not too bad and had the repair done in a day. lesson learned....make sure you don't do a test fit of your boat on a stone!