AlamoVampire's post in game is crashing on load was marked as the answer
scratch the I think. I have confirmed, but would LOVE an outside third person confirmation to be absolutely certain.
original post time 00:43:30
Found deeper in the proc fairings thread a 1.3 KSP compatible DLL which fixed it. Please disregard the above posts as it turns out, that, yes folks, I am a complete dope sometimes. Happy flying!