Have a Starcraft (have written the company also) 1988 and put it in the water Monday to check it out. Heard the gurgling noise again and it reminded me of two holes in the bottom of the boat. Both the size of eraser head, both were there when I bought the boat, one front and one back. Sounds like water filling a jug and there is no water in the boat at all, period, none to be found. Almost like they are in tubes as part of the boat but they are not added on. Wonder if they are there so the boat will sit lower in the water or what??? I have considered filling them in but I don't know. If anyone knows an answer and could pass it on I would be most happy and thankful. Thanks much.