Posted by: old_user on Jul-01-13 11:30 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
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I am thinking of purchasing a kayak for ponds and slow rivers. Some that I am looking at have a weight limit of 250lbs. I am 235-240lbs. If I bring gear with this will be in any touble with eight limit.
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Possibly. When a kayak is overloaded, |
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-02-13 4:14 PM (EST)
it kind of wallows in the water. A "rec" kayak is usually used without a spray skirt, so if it sits deeper, wave water can slosh inside more easily. Obviously, a kayak loaded past its recommended weight limit will be slower, and will turn more slowly.
Then again - there are the squirt boats|
Posted by: rpg51 on Jul-02-13 5:48 PM (EST)
and the people that love to paddle boats that are mostly underwater all the time. But, I doubt that is what your are interested in.
Maybe, maybe not|
Posted by: pirateoverforty on Jul-02-13 5:57 PM (EST)
I am about your weight and have one boat with a 250 limit and I would be very selective about where when and how I paddled it. The boat won't sink just because you're 10# over buy there are plenty of boats with higher limits.
There is a litle room for error|
Posted by: wolfmanrobby on Jul-03-13 8:49 AM (EST)
Like other people said, the more you weigh it down, the worse it performs. But, if you are like me and just like to paddle slow streams, lakes and ponds, don't care about hitting top speed, or trying to make a bunch of tight turns around rocks, you are fine.
You'd still be better off in a canoe. |
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-03-13 10:58 AM (EST)
Check out Wenonah's fishing canoes. Stable, easy paddling, plenty of capacity. And a good canoe will hold resale value better.