I am considering putting some money into this 12' sea nymph - live well, storage compartments, raised seats...but there are a few issues. I'm wondering if the issues are major or if I shouldn't worry about them. A support brace in the bottom back of the boat has a tear in the aluminum. My original gas tank was metal, and the weight from the fuel bent in and put a tear in this brace. I also had an "accident" the 2nd time I ever unloaded my boat in the water. Bent out the back end 3 or 4" and put a nasty crease in the aluminum when I push it back in place. I'm mostly worried about the damage to the brace. Its still solid, but bent in a little on the side wear the tear is. The tear is about 3". I've never noticed any leakage, but worry in time this might be a problem. The back end feels very solid and I have run a 7.5hp motor on it after the damage. Never noticed any bending or swinging on the back end, but again it just looks nasty and I'd like to know my best & cheapest options for ensure it does become a problem. What do you think? Is it worth putting some time and money into it and what should I do to help reinforce the back end (or should I even be worried about it...)? I'm sort of handy when I take my time, but would appreciate responses in layman's terms.