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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:28 am 
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Can you fit two adults on a Revo 13 safely? The weight limit is 350 but could one go over that? How about if the revo has side kicks would that aid in weight limit or just stability?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:08 am 
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That's really pushing things. It's a one person (adult) kayak so anything other than a very small child is just asking for a dunking at some point. I'm sure some do it occasionally, but it's just not intended as a two person boat.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:29 am 
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Maybe I just need to make friends with skinnier people


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Or you might want to consider a tandem kayak, like an Oasis.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:44 am 
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Listed capacity is not just about absolute weight limit -- the Revo 13 can easily handle the weight. But there are also the matters of center of gravity and center of longitudinal stability. Listed capacities assume passengers are in the designated seating areas with + limited cargo weights in the cargo area. In other words, with too much combined weight in the back, the bow can come out of the water and destabilize the boat. So with a second person in the back, the maximum safe carrying capacity would decrease somewhat. Common sense applies here -- if the boat feels tippy with a second person aboard, be sure to wear your bathing suit! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:05 pm 
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I would assume that a little kid back there would be no problem? Thinking of taking my niece out for large mouth bass. The original post was intended for a full size person.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:26 pm 
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Yes, your 70# child should be no problem -- even if he grows a little bit! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:40 pm 
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Mirroring what everyone else said the weight limit is not a hard number, but the closer you get to it the more unstable it's going to be.

If you are just going to be around a calm pond, you should be ok, but anything with moving water, it may get a little shady.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:51 pm 
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I have a 10 year old girl and last year I had her on the back of my revo 13. While she was ok for a short period of time, she quickly grew tired of the awkward sitting position. I am now the owner of a Tandem Island...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Yeah was thinking about a calm pond for a friend to join me. I took it as a given that a little kid would be fine. I want to take my niece out to put her on to some large mouth bass. She is little I'm not worried about her fitting.

Tandem island, now you're talkin!


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