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  Do you want real life figures, or
  Posted by: ezwater on Nov-12-12 2:32 AM (EST)

do you want the BS 6" freeboard method MR, OT, and many other companies use?

I have often admired the Itasca, but never paddled one. I would guess it could carry 600 to 650 pounds of paddlers and gear without degrading its lake performance. If you were trying to paddle it on a Minnesota river with occasional shoals, like the St. Croix, I would not take more than 550 pounds to avoid dragging and to preserve maneuvering ability. The Itasca has some rocker, more than, say, the MN II.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Kayak Sak

Dry Tops

EZ-Dock modular docks

Gedi Convertible Helmet

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