-- Last Updated: Jun-18-12 9:41 PM EST --
I am going to return them and start over - apparently the design I am concerned about has changed and for a reason. Leakage - and seams on the side I was told by another dealer not a good idea.
Sounds like if I did have issues, I would be in the place I am now - no return call...so I think I will just take them back. I will pay more for other boards, but hopefully less aggravation.
Update- received call from Bic (1 year warranty - not good enough if these boards have issues - which they are not telling me about)