[quote="hellion102"]I've had the same problem on the seat plug by the right side of the seat where the dagger board's bungee cord is threaded through on my Adventure Island kayak.
But in addition, I have found other cracks where the front hatch is. The black plugs where the bungee cords are threaded into the kayak have a similar threaded "cupped" area the same as said black plugs to thread into. Since this area is constantly be exposed to waves washing over them, water was leaking in very badly.
When I un-thread the black plugs I noticed pretty large cracks in all for "cups".
I don't know if this is a problem that Hobie is acknowledging as I can see this is a weak area and I am not sure how this could have happened except that perhaps at one time the kayak's previous owner had compressed the hull of the kayak at one point.
I conclude this since upon putting light pressure on hull, I noticed that the cracks widened as the hull flexes.
I would suggest Hobie reinforce these "cupped" areas in there future designs.
I will use the pvc cup suggestion on all the cracked "cupped" areas as I am confident it will reinforce the area adequately.
Has any ever tried using pvc glue on Hobie kayaks, and does it adhere to it the Hobie material?
If not I will use the suggested 3M glue recommended in an earlier thread.
I am still getting water in seat pegs after using Hobies repair kit, apparently the cracks extended past where the pvc caps meet the bottom of hull. Also have the cracks in the front hatch area. Time to put in a warranty claim. This is on an '09 Adventure. Are certain colored models more prone to molding issues?
Starting to wonder if these kayaks are being adequately inspected before they leave the factory! Warranty is great, but how about quality control??