I have had my i12 about 2 months and love it. I use it about once per week and I suspect I have influenced at least 4 sales from all the good things I have to say about it to interested observers.
However, I also have come across a few problems that should be considered for future improvements.
1. The paddle holders do not provide a tight enough grip. This may be a design problem with too large a holder dimension or a large manufacturing variation. I lost my paddle this weekend sometime during an otherwise great day. One moment it was secure in the paddle holders , then it was gone, presumably jarred lose by a wave, but not big enough to recognize it. I now need a replacement paddle that I guess I will need to strap on somehow.
( Hey Matt , any way for a good customer that helps sells kayaks for you to get a discount on a replacement ? )
2. The fore stay came lose at the top fitting and the mast came down in moderate ( 10 mph ) wind. This appeared to be a quality/mfg problem. I was able to tie the stay to the strap and this now seems to be holding fine.
3. The clips that holds the sail stay have stretched open so that the stay can dangle lose from the tie down when there is enough slack in the stay. This also happened recently, the leeward stay was lose then I came about, and down went the mast. Appears to be a component/material problem.
4. Rust - The stainless steel screws that hold the hatch have begun to rust. I fresh water wash after every use. Mostly cosmetic ... but ugly ...