Originally Posted by dirtbagkayaker
I get that the max weight for the 69 comes in at 220. But 220 is a reach for that boat. I'm around 185 and once I get wet, add rescue gear, and lunch - I'm pushing 200lbs. I have sat in the 69 in an eddy and it felt too small and loaded down to me. I didn't even take it down the river. I do not trust the 220 weight rating by LL.
If you are adding a bunch of weight, then go off the added weight. I was just correcting the misreading of the weight limit.
Ideally, you want to be in the middle of the weight range. 180lbs is the middle exactly, but if you add a bunch of weight, then 180lbs. is not your weight.