- Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:28 pm
I bought one in September as a gift for Yakke-T - because of weather (that little rain storm we had here in Houston) and some other things, she hasn't had it on the water yet - so I can't help much there.
I can tell you that getting a kayak shipped to you can be an interesting experience. It will come wrapped in several layers of packing material, and you need to unwrap it all to check for shipping damage. We had some on the stern, but it wasn't obvious at first look - just looked like it might have had something heavy placed on it - and Vibe recommended sitting it out in the sun. When I got it in the sun, I realized the damage was more extensive - the stern had been crushed down and in.
Vibe was excellent to deal with - they shipped another boat to me, and I just packed the old one in the same stuff it came in and the shipper took it back to Georgia. Ship happens, and they handled it professionally - no complaints at all - but I recommend (and so does Vibe) that you completely unpack it and check to make sure there is no damage.
Good luck - and when she get's it on the water we will post up some info on the yak.