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Old 26 September 2015, 22:09   #1
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What is USCG capacity rating for a 730?

Supposed to be taking a bunch of kids out tomorrow, so want to make sure I am legal.
I think it is around 17 or 18, but not sure.
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Old 27 September 2015, 00:46   #2
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Google...

If you need to back up your position, show them this (18 person max) :
http://www.willardmarine.com/compone...force-700.html



Oddly enough, Willard is now saying 10 for the 730 (where all literature used to say 18 ):
http://www.willardmarine.com/applica...force-730.html
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Old 27 September 2015, 07:28   #3
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Really? So it does not appear that it has anything to to do with the USCG? It's whatever the manufacturer decides?
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It's more about total weight. Americans are fat, remember?

I bet they reduced it to account for the 2011 change by the USCG of using 185 lbs / person versus 160 lbs / person.

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Tom, do you think 2K pounds would be a safe guideline?
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18 x 160 is 2880 lbs. In my non professional opinion, 2000 lbs would be reasonable.

If you ever put 2800 lbs in the boat, I'd switch out of 21" pitch prop for the 19" if you plan on traveling on-plane.
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Old 27 September 2015, 11:20   #7
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ok, thanks. I'm sure all the Moms will be ok with me asking how much they weigh.
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Mine had this plate. I guess you wouldn't have to worry on my boat, no women allowed??? Must be the old navy.

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Not only did Willard reduce the capacity, they also reduced the horsepower to 300 from 400. Whoops, I guess I am over.
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Not only did Willard reduce the capacity, they also reduced the horsepower to 300 from 400. Whoops, I guess I am over.
Not if yours was built before the reduction.

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