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Another stupid question....

How do you work out how much weight you are going to carry?

If you havent been canoeing already, its going to be a bit hit and miss.

If you have and know what you need to carry, its a lot easier.

The software will work out the weight of the boat, so you needent worry about that.

You will need to calculate the weight for anything you add to it though.

Paint, epoxy and tape, varnish, rubrails, keel...

Mast, Sails, Rigging, cleats...

Anchor, anchor warp, ground trolley, paddles...

Buoyancy devices - tanks, bags, polystyrene...

Seats, painter, ropes, D rings, bailing devices - buckets, self bailers....

Emergency equipment - coat, dry clothes, fire, food, shelter, first aid kit, water, storage bags, tape, fibreglass kit, cable ties...

Comms - Mobiles, cameras, GPS, Vhs radios, maps, pens compasses, lights....

Worn kit - wetsuit, dry suit, pfd, whistle, compass, walkie talkie, boots, hat sunglasses...

Fishing kit...

Camping kit - tent, tarp, hammock, maggot, etc...

Wife, Husband, Kids, Dog - all their kit...

Even the anvil and hammers.

We didnt have individual weights for our kit, etc...

So....

We packed our kit in its bags, with our wearing kit and PFD's

and simply got on the bathroom scales...



We used this to work out how much buoyancy we needed, but it will work the same for this.

You need two weight sessions. One with the max you will carry, and one with the striped down kit.

This will give you the weight range you need to cover.

Er...

I am too fat. Me and my kit make the scales cry.

So now all I need to do is weigh me, then the kit, then the boat materials.

Er....

me was easy....



Its the paddles and anchor thats tipping it off.

Going to do the paddles with the boat parts.



We will sort out the weight of the boat later.