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06-30-05, 09:01 AM   #1  
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How many people in a boat

This is a stupid question. My boat says 8 people or 2000 pounds. Does that mean i can have 10 people in boat if i don't go over the 2000 pounds?

 
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07-01-05, 07:08 AM   #2  
I think technically 8 is your limit, probably based on safe seating. And they can't be all 300 pounders- based on not sinking Having said that, I know I'm not alone in exceeding the number limit on my boat with a bunch of kids.
But I'm sure that would be grounds for a ticket if stopped. More importantly, use reason to insure safety.

 
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07-01-05, 08:50 AM   #3  
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Thank you.

I have 4 adults, 3 kids and 2 infants. I should be okay.

 
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08-06-05, 05:06 PM   #4  
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Do this, it will tell how many people you can have on board. Length of boat multiply by beam divide by15 answer is allowable persons.

 
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08-07-05, 03:09 PM   #5  
Your boat gave you the answer. 8 people OR 2000 lbs. Maybe they should relable those stickers to read....Up to 8 people, max. 2000 lbs. Obviously safety for everyone is the issue. But we all fudge those factors now and again.

 
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08-08-05, 08:45 AM   #6  
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Boats trip - do you understand the risk if too heavy (for the conditions)?


 
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