Just curious. how likely or easy would it be for a hungry rodent(rat,mouse) to chew a hole through a skin-on-frame if it was convinced theres food inside? BTW congrats Andy on your new boat. I like the CH so far except it seeps some water in , in consistent 3-4 ft waves, along bolts and where the rescue line goes through the plastic. sealed the very nose now so should be better and will probably seal the rest up sometime when its too cold to paddle.