Originally Posted by raymod2
I posted a thread a few years ago about a malfunction I had with my Tributary Tomcat while running the Wall Slammer in the Royal Gorge. Here is the thread for reference:
Ducky malfunction in Wall Slammer
I wanted to post an update because unfortunately this was not an isolated incident. I've had another three zipper malfunctions in the last two weeks. Twice the floor zipper burst open and once a tube zipper burst open. This was on easy Class II and flat water. The bladders were not excessively inflated and the floor bladder has a release valve so you can't overinflate that.
I contacted Aire to see if they had any suggestions and they told me I could return the kayak (at my cost) and they would repair the zippers (at my cost). I don't see the point in that because the zippers aren't damaged. They just don't seem to be strong enough.
I read through your other thread, it looked like they offered to take your boat back and ship you another? What happened with that? Did you get another boat after that, or did you end up with the same boat in the video? I just want to be sure I understand, did this happen to 2 boats, or is this the same boat the whole time?