More than a few held together fine and were worth what folks paid for them. But only If not compared to a ride, cuda, lure, big game, outback, raptor, etc, etc, ... i know some folk do like theirs. But, the original pelicans used to seperate where the shells were joined together. Not exaggerating when I say, I saw a lot of them outside apartment dumpsters & on the curbs a few yrs back. IMO they helped kill folks especially in the winter time back in the day. I'm surprised there wasnt a class action on them. That's why I dont like them. I do like some of their dry boxes & pond hoppers. Just DO NOT care for their yaks for reasons mentioned above. I think the old ones turned a lotta folks away from kayaks & kayak fishin in general because of their low weight capacity, how much water would get in, they'd drag thru the water & how poorly they tracked :-/
Castaways were notoiously bad about coming apart, leaking and not tracking well at all. I advise u stay away from them. Do more homework, save up for a new name brand or buy a GENTLY used or shop demo yak for fishing.