Hi, if by "Tenderfoot" you mean the original poster, I'm definitely in MT and never lived in Boulder. Do I sound like someone there? I ask because I was curious how many other folks had the wet Chaco/sand problem after a fairly frustrating conversation with 2 service reps at Chaco who said they'd never heard of this problem before. Hope you're getting out on the water.
re: getting a boat from PA to Denver area.
He did go to the local vendor... not much response from them (as in not really intrested in making the deal, not even a call back). I won't slam the openly, others can decide for themselves...
But rocky mountain has bent over backwards to work with him from step one. We do have a great shop like that here in CO... they just don't sell the boat he wants. the sad part is i bought mine (same boat) from our "local" shop for less than he is willing to spend.