Don't worry, I second you with scheduling the office job and the no wind issues for months...
Nice vids on your blog BTW : http://www.20knotsnob.com/messageboa....cfm?msgid=186
PS : keep your front foot behind the mast foot and on the median line of the board...
The Explorer WindSUP 12'6" x 29" AST Silver (*) is indeed a flat-bottomed hull, not as round-bottomed hull as the Serenity. Even the K-15 is a flat-bottomed hull. So if you want something more stable or more manoeuvrable or more plug & play like Davide's wish list, it's already available.
Great idea to shoot you riding a Serenity in Venice, keep us posted !