I'm looking for a SOT kayak for fishing, and I am confused about rated weight capacity. I read somewhere that I should take 2/3 of the weight capacity, and use that weight for the kayak to perform at it's best. If I go over that, the kayak would be sitting too low, and it would be a wet ride. One I'm interested in is the Malibu Mini X, rated at 325 lb. capacity, and I weigh about 240. 2/3 comes to 217 lbs. Am I too heavy for this kayak? Thanks.
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Posted by: string on Oct-03-12 6:52 PM (EST)
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Posted by: sing on Oct-03-12 7:53 PM (EST)
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Posted by: sing on Oct-03-12 8:06 PM (EST)
Posted by: JimMcC on Oct-03-12 9:38 PM (EST)
Thanks guys. The closest Malibu dealer is 160 miles away, that's why I can't test it out. Is the 2/3 rule I listed accurate then?
Posted by: sing on Oct-03-12 10:47 PM (EST)
never heard of the 2/3 rule. Based on my own weight to suggested boat capacity, I can only say I am comfortable for the 50% rule for myself.