Welcome to the Hobie Forum! Theres a lot of tinkering you can do on these boats, even new ones if you are so inclined. Just a word of caution - make sure you do some research before you jump into fixing things. For example, many of the West products are epoxy based. For a Hobie, you want to make sure that you use polyester based gels, resins and fillers to maximize adhesion. Your boat is made from polyester based products.
Mark Van Doren
Division 9 Chairman