I have not posted here for quite a while. Greetings to old friends, and Hi to new ones. I lost a good job in Spring of 2009 as my company was closed due to the economy. I worked 2 temp jobs and had 17 months of unemployment until I found the job I have now. It is not the same level as I had, but I am working and have benefits. At my age, I am happy for this for sure.
I have not had my Impex Assateaque Kayak wet since I lost my job. Getting back to work consumed every minute and thought I had to spare. it was quite a stressful ordeal.
My Kayak had some Gelcoat blisters at the bottom edge of the stern for being under a cover and the cover touching it. I took it to the local shop for Gelcoat repair. The repair came out fine, but ....
OK,... My Question.
I put my original Valley Hatch covers on to take it to the shop. I never stored the Kayak with them on, as I kept them in the house out of the heat and cold. When I went to pick the boat up yesterday, all 3 of the Valley hatch covers were cracked and split. The round one was badly split open.
I thought they had done something to my Kayak to cause this, but they said Valley covers split over time. I had 303 on them, and the shop said I was lucky to have them 6 years with out them splitting. They gave me a good deal on Sea-Lect covers to replace them as they felt badly, but would not claim any fault in the situation.
** I searched here and saw some comments on Valley covers deteriorating over time. Anyone else have this trouble?
** Are Sea-Lect Hatch covers the way to go?? In other words did I do right by buying them instead of Valley?
** Should I store the Sea-lect covers inside over the winter so they don't get cold, shrink and damage the rim or split?
Thanks for your time to reply.
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Select vs Valley and Kayak Sport|
Posted by: jaybabina on Sep-30-12 8:24 AM (EST)
Gnarlydog Sea-lect Review|
Posted by: medawgone on Sep-30-12 8:34 AM (EST)
Here is a review of the covers on Gnarly Dog News.Gnarly reviews alot of stuff.
Posted by: wjlatsha on Sep-30-12 10:08 AM (EST)
Thanks for both of your input.