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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.

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