What happens if you overweight a kayak?
If you get too close or go over the weight limit, the boat will sit lower down in the water, and you’ll probably get wet during the course of your kayak trip. You’ll have a harder time paddling the boat, both because you’re sitting so low in the water and because the boat will be more sluggish from the extra weight.
How much weight can a sit in kayak hold?
Sit-on-top kayaks tend to have an average weight limit of 350 to 400 pounds – up to 100 pounds higher than the average 300-pound weight limit rating for closed cockpit-style models.
How much does a kayak full of water weigh?
So how much do kayaks weigh? The average recreational kayak weighs 35 pounds (16kg) for a single kayak, 65 pounds (27 kg) for a tandem kayak, and fishing kayaks can get up to over 120 pounds (54 kg).