Posted by: dr_penner on Dec-30-12 10:47 AM (EST)
I have loaded up my Scorpio (full sized) with about 65 lbs of gear (I'm guessing) and my 220 lb self. Predictably it sits lower in the water, moves more slowly with the extra wet surface area. However it gets noticeably more stable, both primary and secondary. In rough wavy conditions I have less concern about capsize, but it does take more effort to turn such as to line up a small wave to surf.
These things are probably true of all boats when loaded. I don't have the experience to compare with other boats, but I'm happy with mine.
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