Builders' Forum Archives
Re: Ches Double Max Paylo
Posted by LeeG on May 27, 2004
Mike,,,I'm pretty sure the 700lb figure is derived from an arbitrary draft measurment figured on the computer. If you loaded the boat up with enough weight to get the sheer as close to the water as a Ch17 with 300lbs I bet you'd have 1000lbs in the double. If you look at the double and any big tandem canoe you'll see figures like 1100lbs for the canoe,,and the Chesapeake double is bigger than the average canoe. At some point the motor will protest if there's too much to carry.
In Response to: Ches Double Max Payload by Mike M. on May 26, 2004