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Old 20-04-2012, 13:18   #1
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Making a purchasing decision. Do you think a 12.5 ft wherry with a 4 ft beam can accommodate four adults on a three-hour fishing trip on a large lake? Does anyone out there own one?
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Old 20-04-2012, 13:26   #2
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Re: Recommend a boat

I had a boat about that size and two adults and a child made it crowded. Three adults was max for a run around the bay. I'd say that 4 adults is pretty much overloaded for a 3 hour fishing trip but doable in fair weather. What is the capacity in weight mentioned on the metal tag if it has one?
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Re: Recommend a boat

No......
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Making a purchasing decision. Do you think a 12.5 ft wherry with a 4 ft beam can accommodate four adults on a three-hour fishing trip on a large lake? Does anyone out there own one?
Owned a 12' x 4.5' beam dinghy. Might hold 4 adults and not sink immediately but I would not go any further from the dock than I could swim.
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Hi andrewm,

I wouldn't do it. It feel like it would be far too cramped to be comfortable. It you want a small, stable sailboat to take around the lake and fish off from. I would recommend and American 14.6. I learned how to sail on these. They are sturdy wide and durable. Plus, they may be cheaper and definitely easier to maintain than the Wherry.
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welcome.
(after 3 are killed off for lack of room it may work......dont do this at home, kids..)
...mebbe one boat for each soul......
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