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Old 04-30-2011   #11
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Anyway. So i looked again and says that my boat is rated up to 209lbs. is being 11lbs. over even a big deal?

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Old 04-30-2011   #12
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I have a boat that's a little low on displacement for my weight which I bought used before I knew anything about kayaking. It's still a fun and reliable craft, but I really notice a big performance difference if it takes on just a little water. You should consider demoing a bigger boat with a similar hull design and then running your boat on the same stretch of river/creek. If you can, go with someone who can give you a bird's eye view of how you handle each boat.

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Old 04-30-2011   #13
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I have paddled two boats with just my body weight at the very top of the weight range.

Felt like I was floating on a cork and had to throw braces almost constantly.

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