Originally Posted by cupido76
I definitely bounced off and scraped over a few things in my boat and I never patched anything on it.
Huh, I have about 20 "patches" (ok, tear aid) on mine and typically a new issue arises every other trip.
A baffle blew the first time I blew it up.
Once I took it out of a LAKE and it looked like I had taken anti aircraft fire from below and yet I had no recollection of hitting anything at all.
One weld (manufacture defect) in the bow now leaks and it is in such a weird spot I cannot stop it completely, just slow it.
The floor gets micro pinholes where it is sewn to the tubes and stretched out by the slat floor. I try to keep up with sealing them but they keep appearing...one day I feel the whole floor is just gonna tear away. It may be from stress from a few rocks I've bumped on the rare occaision I take it on moving water.
Because of all these issues I too bring a kayak bilge pump on with me, for when (not IF) it starts to take on water.
The boat is fun and all, just don't put abuncha money into it.