Originally Posted by hojo
Quite possibly. My point is that we often perceive a weakness when it's really not there. Could very well be that his stern deck isn't up to standard. Could also be that the looseness has no impact. I tend to think that the stresses you're describing (diving the stern) are distributed where as stresses that cause cracks tend to be more acute. I would be far more concerned if the actual stern butt were thin since that's an impact point.
I see what you are saying now. makes good sense, The butt of the stern is good and solid with thick plastic. Thanks for the imput, I appreciate it.