There's no warranty for operator error. I'd see if you can get it base welded, it might hold for a while it might not. Your friend should pay for both the repair and the board if the repair fails.
PS: that's not a gouge, that's a hole through the base and your core is more than likely exposed
Thank you for the info and he said he would pay for the repair. Do you think i would be able to p tex it or does it need to be professionally done?