Picked up my new IS-12 and ready to go. Gas Yakker, thanks for comment. My thought was that if there is a leak (not micro leaks) that inflating and using as it is supposed to that eventually that particular hole or leak was not going to get any smaller or better. In fact with use and stretching the hole no matter how small would get worse. The particular problem on the inflatable i had was they could not find the leak, thinking perhaps it was inside the boat? Anyway i just couldn't understand how a hole would not get larger. Just my laypersons thinking.
Again i want to thank the Hobie rep that stepped in helped out. I bought my brand new Hobie Is-12.
Good fishing, now i can complete my design and put into use (hopefully
) a downrigger for lake trolling, use a 3 pound ball weight-for both anchor and trolling. When i get it on the water and try it out i'll let you know how it works.