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Old     (murphini)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-03-2008, 8:10 AM Reply   
dumb question here--is anyone worried about being ticketed for exceeding capacity plate on boat?

I've been reading about ballast-fat sacs, enzo's lead.... sounds like 1500#-2000# is common.... Capacity plates run from 10 people/1500# on a 20'boat to 16 people 2400# on the MB247.

With a few people, gas, toys, and ballast, you'd easily exceed capacity

Has anyone been pulled over/ticketed for exceeding rated capacity?
Old     (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       06-03-2008, 8:28 AM Reply   
My 2007 Supreme V212 didn't even come with a capacity plate,can't find it anywhere.
Old     (riverrunner)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-03-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
I do not believe fuel is considered part the capacity plate weight
Old     (drilldaddy78)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-13-2008, 3:41 PM Reply   
I dont think there is a capacity/weight plate on boats over 20' is there? There isnt one on my v230
Old     (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-13-2008, 5:20 PM Reply   
I'm waiting for it to happen. In fact we talk about almost jokingly now ever time we go out to surf. I don't know why it hasn't happened yet, but we've never been stopped while loaded up with ballast. When we are surfing, we have water splashing over the rear of the sundeck on the port side, when we are sitting the rubrail is a good inch underwater. We normally only have 4 to 5 of us onboard at once anyways, so I think that helps with not getting messed with as much. We are always a good 500 lbs or so just in ballast, not including the gear, crew and ice chest. I'm sure we'll turn the corner one day and find a cop sitting there waiting to nail someone and we'll get our tickets.

As for not having a plate, I'd be surprised if there wasn't one somewhere. I've seen them on big 30' plus fishing boats before. We're in a 21' Wakesetter and it has a plate, but its also an older bu.


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