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 Post subject: Re: Load capacity?
PostPosted: July 1st, 2009, 7:43 am 
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As a university student my father spent his summers in a Prospector, actually prospecting in northern Quebec. Carried as many samples back as the boat would hold. This was before the second war.
They were looking for anything but of course gold was the big prize. He thought he was going to be rich when the promoter behind one of his expeditions announced one of his samples was heavy with gold. Turned out the promoter had seeded the sample and used it to perpetrate a stock fraud. :-?


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PostPosted: July 1st, 2009, 9:00 am 
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Cool story, Krusty.

Truth be told, I did a little prospecting for gold in my youth.

It was for a seldom seen variety from Acapulco. :roll: :wink:

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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2009, 10:19 pm 
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I will let you all know in a couple of weeks upon our return about boat performance and such. It looks like we will be in the 620 pound range for girls and gear, but will drop about 60 pounds of weight (Food, water, fuel) by our return.

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PostPosted: July 5th, 2009, 7:12 pm 
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We were in Quetico for two weeks in an 18.5 foot Moore. I'm pretty sure our load did not exceed 550 pounds, but the boat could have gone to 600 without straining.


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 Post subject: Re: Load capacity?
PostPosted: July 15th, 2009, 12:47 am 
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We figure our load was around 650lbs on the high end (plus 50 pounds of mosquito's) and she still had 6" of freeboard. The tumblehome worked well for pushing waves away from the gunwales when out on the lake. It was a bit sluggish to get moving and it does like to go sideways in current and we aptly named her the water pig. Very stable with a load, a little less when only out for the day, but overall we are very happy with her.

Once we get her totally refurbed she will be a very welcome addition to our growing family.

I will start a new topic to deal with the broken gunwale.


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 Post subject: Re: Load capacity?
PostPosted: July 16th, 2009, 10:00 am 
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Try to pare down your load in every reasonable way. If you can stay down close to 550, it will pay dividends in boat behavior and safety margin.


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