Looking for some info on the Seaward Aurora. I just purchased a boat in real good shape manufactured 2005. Having a difficult time locating good info on this boat. I'm hoping some owners out there can help. Is it a good boat? I needed a bigger cockpit and this one has plenty of room for me. I have been told conflicting numbers on how much weight it can carry - paddler and cargo. I wrote Seaward and they replied 300 lbs. I had heard 400lbs so I replied back and asked if the 300lb # was a typo. They replied back, 350lbs but like to err on the light side. I wrote a Seaward distributor kayak shop in Portland and received a more thorough response (answered all my questions)and they stated 425 lbs. Any idea? Also, the hatches are not covered with a neoprene cover but hard cover with gaskets. Any owners have issues with the hatch covers leaking??? Any info appreciated. Thank you.