Need to have my head checked for jumping in on this but Dog, if you will reread Don's post he says that he handles warranty claims for a local LL dealer. Not for the whole LL company. From the posts that I have seen Don has a level head and gives good equipment advice and is definitely an asset to this forum. Sorry to hear that anyone is having trouble with their boats but these forums do get people who have a personal grudge against a company and air it publicly so you will understand if people don't automatically assume that you are correct.
Good luck with your boats. Carpentry is just a passion, damn that was funny.