Other issues in my generally beautiful boat (I love it really) is the skeg. Yes, you do have to tighten and eventually replace the bungee on it but it's the ratchet system which becomes impossible to pinch to move without the use of 2 hands when my hands are really cold - I paddle in all weathers.
Lastly, the wonderfully convenient small hatch in front of you, houses a totally un-watertight compartment. It's a good place to put things but don't do so if they can't cope with being wet. I keep choc bars, glasses, spare compass and spare paddle mitts and my mobile/gps in its own waterproof box in here.
I noticed one person say they could fit their size 10s inside. I have trouble with my size 7s - it's certainly not spacious. I also changed the area round the footrests by carving out a plank of wood to the shape of the inside-foot area and then cable-tying it to the footrests - I now have a foot-board and I wouldn't do without it.
I frequently come into contact with rocks on local lake island shores as well as rock-hopping in the sea. This boat takes a huge number of knocks, pain-free. It's a fast boat - I rarely come across paddlers who can keep up with me when I'm really trying and I'm not young any more.
All in all, it's a lovely boat with one or two minor issues above which I've learned to live with.
Firstly, the size of the TLC twist-lock means that, on occasions, the knurled knob comes into ever-so-slight contact with the spray deck - it's finally damaged it so much (again, the dreaded 700 hours) that I have had to replace it, due to water leakage.
Secondly. the amount of flutter has always been an issue for me. I don't do the greatest roll and I must admit, a firmer blade would build a definitely better and positive roll.
Lastly a comment about one comment made about it having "stick-tion" on withdrawal - yep, it does IF YOU LEAVE THE PADDLE IN THE WATER AND MAKE TOO LONG A STROKE. So don't, and it's fine, 'cos at that point, your stroke is way too long.
If I could rate the Company for Customer Service, I would score it 10 out of 10.