My m8 bought a Leeda Icon 12-20lb boat rod in July. Our boat rods (and reels) live on the boat March through October and fare pretty well considering that they get sprayed with salt for days and stored in a damp cabin between times (daiwa kensaki, penn regiment, greys affinity (shatter for no reason) and shakespear ugly stiks). The Icon has a fugi legend on the rod (so must be guides, I presume) and two of the guides have corroded badly in just a couple of months. As the corrosion is around the ring feet it's also blistering the whipping. Whilst the rod has a lovely action, the foregrip is way too thin and needs replacing for something to hold onto. Luckily there isn't a butt ring so a new grip can be easily accomodated. Penn fathoms have just finished their third year of abuse and are working perfectly, but cosmetics are staring to suffer.