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What you have is a chip in the gelcoat, probably over a void in the layup. If you put any weight or stress on the unsupported gelcoat, that's effectively what you'd get.
The white stuff is the gelcoat...the dark stuff is the fiberglass. You should probably grind it out a bit and then fill the area with thickened epoxy. BTW, you probably want to grind away any unsupported gelcoat and fill the entire void.
BTW, use either chopped fiberglass or microballons for the thickening agent, not cabosil or colloidial silica, since you may have to sand this a bit. Get it as fair to the final shape as possible..
After the epoxy cures, you can sand it lightly and then re-gelcoat it.
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