Perception Kayaks came through! They replaced my kayak after hearing about the leaky rear hatch cover. I want to especially thank Starr Crocker at Perception for taking the lead in making all this happen. Also, Barney, our gear guy, for coordinating all this with Starr. Amazing!
The new kayak has been delivered and secured in Sarasota FL. I will pick it up there and complete this journey in my standard yellow yak.
All the best,