I have a Current Designs Solstice GT that I bought used from Rutabaga in 1996 with a similar mark like your first picture, and another one three times as big.
The kayak had been used in their outdoor program and had seen rough handling in the two or three years before it came to me.
I was very worried at first, and ordered the gel from Wenonah, but questioned my ability do do a good job repairing it. Months, and then years went by, and nothing bad happened even with heavy use.
The boat has been to Florida a half dozen times and been to Alaska twice, and has been paddled all over Wisconsin and the damage looks no different from the day I bought it.
Do nothing, and enjoy. Ask a mountain biker, scars are cool !
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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