What do I lose by reducing the "end pour" to a small 1 oz glob of thickened epoxy pushed into the end with a stick? My builder's manual calls for 6 oz of unthickened epoxy poured into each stem. I'd lose 5 oz of weight on each stem. BTW, the sheer clamps on the hull extend right to the ends of the hull and will receive another small glob of thickened epoxy to provide structure and a base to accept the luggage type handles seen on the West River 18.
wup. I can screw the luggage handles into the sheer clamps!