edt wrote:i have a brand new usa 12'6" blank with a decent stringer built in that I'm sitting on trying to decide. After all this talk I think I might just give it an extra thick glass job and look for a padding that provides extra strength and hope the stringer provides enough strength. The plan is to load it up with kites, boards, sandwhiches, root beer and an anchor, SUP-kite for destinations unknown when it is nuking and then unpack anchor and ride the twin tip or surfboard. I'm gonna load it up like a winnebago.
So just to beat this horse a bit longer...
you never mentioned the foam or density?
what glass schedule did you originally have in mind?
swaylocks is a much better place to ask these questions
more attitude than here, but you usually get good answers.