Firefly 2

AE1003-R(2002-2006), AE1003-O(2007), AE1023-O(2008), AE1033-O(2009)

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Firefly 2

Post by pdomansky » Thu May 16, 2013 9:11 am

Hello - Similar post to below regarding firefly 2 REI model... I was wondering what the weight capacity is. I was looking at picking one up for myself and my 7 year old son to do some overnighters along a few local lakes in BC, Canada.

I am 6' tall, 225lbs, and my son is about 70lbs. Throw in a tent, maybe my smaller 23lb dog, 2 sleeping bags, food, and clothes... would I be pushing it?

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu May 16, 2013 10:26 am

It has a capacity rating of 350 lbs. so it sounds like you would be within that range. You should be perfectly fine. I would try to stick as much of the gear as possible towards the front with your son and dog to help offset your weight so that the total wight is distributed more evenly throughout the kayak. If most of the weight is towards the back, it will make the bow rise higher in the water giving you less performance. The kayak is a great deal. You can always use it and then as your son gets bigger, or you plan longer trips, you can look into upgrading to the AE1007-R Advanced Frame Convertible.

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Post by PJohanson » Sun May 19, 2013 11:27 pm

Remember too that the heavy gear should get packed into the kayak, and light things strapped on deck!
Have a good time!

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