Posted by LeeG on Aug 4, 2006

I built and paddled a Merganser 16 five yrs ago which has the same hull as the 16' Shearwater. It's perfect for 120-160lbs. If she's a tall 100lbs or a short 175lbs it would work but out to 200lbs you begin to run out of reserve and under 110 I'd consider a smaller hull or adding a bit of weight in high winds.

In Response to: Shearwater paddler weight by Jim L on Aug 4, 2006