... the accuracy of the weight capacities of the hundreds of canoes and kayaks on the market in America.
In general, I've found the maximum capacity ratings for canoes to be ballpark realistic, but a canoe that is so laden will have very little freeboard and will probably be sluggish and slow.
The best way for you to get empirical evidence is to purchase a boat in your weight range from a box store having a full return policy, try it out, and see how it works for you.
Deck Rigging Gear
Wabakimi Canoe Pack
Classic Freestanding Rack
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