Submitted: 11-28-2004 by buddyt
I have a new Chatham 18 carbon, and gel coat came off like a egg shell crack up flaked off at the hull keel not the bottom but near the seam at the rear air between the carbon and gel coat? Problem! And also the hatches are not tight and the front hatch let water inn when I was in heavy chop 1/2 gallon!
The back band has lumps in it where the bungees hook to it, painful. And the seat held in with velcro? We got to do better then this, guys at 3,199 dollars for a kayak with this? But the design of the kayak hull and deck is the best I ever paddled. Maybe I got a blim? Turns great and tracts great handles winds and heavy chop well, Iím sad but glad this kayak is lean and mean and can do what I want it too. Just this one has some problems, thatís all.