Hello. I am looking for some advice, or rather some reassurance. I got this Coleman Outback 16' in a Craigslist trade earlier this summer. I have taken it on some lakes and it seems to work just fine for me, it floats. I am just curious about the bottom of the boat. How do you know when there is too much damage from rocks and age? There are a few deep gashes and the bottom seems to be kind of bubbled or rippled, I hope the pic shows what I am talking about.
Should I be concerned? It still feels pretty solid and I only need it to work until I can afford to upgrade to something nicer later. I've just never seen the bottom warp like that and want to know if anyone has any thoughts. The guy I got it from said he purchased it from a canoe rental outfit about 20 years ago. So I'm not expecting it to be glamorous, I just want to be sure it is safe. Thanks.
I'm trying to show the rippling here: