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Re: Double seated MC 13?
Posted by CLC on Aug 12, 2007
>>>>>>> Is it possible to build the MC 13 with a bigger cockpit for two people? I thought of stretching it by half a foot to the bow and half a foot to the stern. Will the MC 13 carry our weight (approx. 350 lbs)? >>>>>>
You can't do it. Stability-versus-payload is a curve on the graph where at first the boat gets more stable as it reaches maximum payload (about 275 lbs in the case of the little MC13), then abruptly becomes less stable.
With two adults in it, the Mill Creek 13 will just fall over onto its side. It's great with one.
I'd build two boats! That way, you can admire one boat (and paddler) while paddling the other.
In Response to: Double seated MC 13? by Stefan on Aug 7, 2007