I purchased a brand new Kawasaki 260 LX ski in Oct 09' and have had nothing but grief with it. First i come across a warped sponson and melted hand grip from the heat of the summer sun, next i had the forward/reversing lever come dislodged and lost out on the lake and finally the top deck of my hull developed a crack that spreads out to 15 inches long on the port side. I would like to hear back from any owners who have had manufacturing defects with Kawasaki ski's and if anybody has had similar defects with their ski's as i have. Also a reply on the customer satisfaction in regards to warranty issues.