All in all a couple of hours easy work.
So go rock gardening, even in a fully (80kgs of gear and water) loaded North Star!
Yes Rob, my brand new one, second day in the water :-)
For what it's worth, I'd've soaked it with boiling water to raise the dent, fill any remaining dip with wood flour and epoxy and slap a piece of glass over it. Worry about sanding and smoothing the next time I varnish. I like the eyeball idea too!