Thanks for the tips Jill and Jonathan!
I was a little worried about cracks with how thin it is but I guess its just stronger than PE so doesn’t need to be too thick. The salesguy at MEC said it can easily be repaired using the same method as for fibreglass boats, with plastic weld and fibremesh, though for best results repair at home with drill for either end of a crack, some sandpaper, etc. I’ve had my existing boat on river runs and hit some large rocks at high speed without problems, obviously can’t continue doing these carelessly if going to thermoform.
Yes, I noticed most kayakers in the group have a fair amount of gear they bring. Sooner or later I will start bringing tables and chairs..jk.