Do any others of you bother to actually weigh your own kayaks? If so, I’d like to know your results.
I have a stand up scale with the sliding weights at chest level. Once I have the boat balanced on the footpad and subtract the tare of whatever I use to help the balance, it is easy to get an accurate reading. Here are results of four boats I’ve owned:(advertised weight) vs. my reading:
Eddyline Raven Carbonlite (52) vs 54.25
Eddyline Rio Carbonlite (35) vs 35.75
P&H Capella 160 tricore rotomold (54) vs 56.25
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 135 (48) vs 48