The shipping process, and shipper responsibilities have recently been made clear to me. I understand Valley boats are being shipped to North America and spend a lot of time aboard a ship. I acknowledge that I may have reacted hastily towards Valley. The damage to my Nordkapp could very well have occurred during shipping. The retailer did take the boat back and I got a Tempest 170. At least I know my Tempest didn't spend weeks on a ship and thus I avoided issues that could have occurred aboard a ship.
Life is a garden. Dig it.