Wenonah does not give out carrying capacity on their canoes. I was wondering if anyone had any experience or knowledge of the capacity in pounds of the Itasca. Thank you.
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Do you want real life figures, or |
Posted by: g2d on Nov-12-12 2:32 AM (EST)
do you want the BS 6" freeboard method MR, OT, and many other companies use?
My best guess|
Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-12-12 7:43 AM (EST)
is 650-700. We have the slightly smaller Odyssey. That carries 600 lbs.
Posted by: redrocket on Nov-12-12 11:33 AM (EST)
My friend and I are attempting to paddle from our home town in Saint Joseph IL to the Gulf of Mexico. We are raising funds to buy our boy scout troop some badly needed canoes. So real life figures are what I am looking for. We have already completed around 400 miles. We did the prior trip in sea kayaks and just bought a Itasca for the last part. Whatever weight is recommended I will definitely be pushing on the high end. We are already 430 pounds with just body weight! Thank you for your input.
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Posted by: mr_canoehead on Nov-12-12 12:14 PM (EST)
my test paddle|
Posted by: yetiman on Nov-14-12 7:52 PM (EST)
I never paddled one loaded. I test paddled one once with a friend, and 135 lbs of dog (ok, two dogs). My friend and I were both about 240 lbs each at the time, and I don't think the canoe knew we were there.