Chris King's Progression Story: Hi Sterling, So I have some good news and some bad news! Good news: I believe I have another boat order for you. Bad news: It is for me. Basically I crushed the Progression this morning while dropping the wife off at the train station super early in the morning. Pre-coffee, and I didn't mentally register the hanging bar in the parking structure that is used to warn of low ceilings. The kayak was several feet below the ceiling, but the bar was lower than the bow of the boat and folded it back before snapping past it. While I imagine it is repairable in some sense, I would think it would be both a ton of work and likely half the price of the boat or more, even if I had a skilled enough person doing it. It split deck seams on both sides, ripped the front hatch off, cracked nearly the full circumference of deck/hull at/near the front hatch, as well as several non-full circumference cracks/folds fore and aft of the front hatch. The glass/epoxy shows separation in multiple areas within the cockpit as well. The seam tape l;ooks separated all over from the cockpit forward. The rear hatches seem to be ok, though I only did quick inspections there. On the bright side, I know the specs of the boat I want, and know for absolute certain that the Progression is the end-all boat for me (though one day I'll get the chance to play around with the other models in your fleet!). I'll spend the rest of the weekend settling down, and making sure I can actually afford to replace it, but I don't think I've a choice in the matter. I've paddled perfection, and can't go backwards now! Talk with you soon. Hope all is well out west! Chris The good news Chris did get an exact replica of his original Progression, the really good news his wife enjoys paddling and they were able to get the original Progression completely restored!
Chris andd his wife paddling in their matching Progressions
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