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mlcall
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Post by mlcall »

How much weight can this boat safely hold.
Martin Call, CISSP, MSEE

Barry
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Post by Barry »

What are the conditions, how much freeboard would you be comfortable with?

450 lbs is a reasonable load, but in calm water, you could hold more weight with safety.

Nova SS
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Post by Nova SS »

I always thought it was about 10lbs less than the weight that will swamp it :roll: :lol: :wink: :)

Totally J/K :D

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leakcheck
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Post by leakcheck »

There goes Novass..performing the USGC test !!!! lol...

My little tug (and I still havent weighed it yet) 800lbs (well..not easily...and it goes pretty slow..and the bumpers look wicked cool half under water) but,,

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Post by Nova SS »

leakcheck wrote:There goes Novass..performing the USGC test !!!! lol...
Steve
well somebody had to say it cause I'm sure I couldnt be the only one that was thinking it....err....ummmm......right???....now common guys I cant be the only one that thinks that way....right????? :roll: :lol:

It reminds of my answer for an often asked question on a different board..."whats the safe rpm limit for this motor?" I normally say "about 10 rpm less then the rpm required to toss a rod out the side of the block" :shock: :roll: :lol:

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