# Inflatable Kayak Maximum Capacity lisitngs?

Does this sound right? I followed this formula to narrow down my choices of inflatable
fishing kayaks.

(A) - What size kayak do I need for my weight? The right size kayak for your weight is
one with a maximum capacity rating that’s about 125 pounds more than your body weight.

(B) - Another rule of thumb is to find out the manufacturer’s maximum capacity rating and

For (A) I did this:

260lbs (my weight) + 125lbs = 385lbs + 50 lbs (gear est) = 435lbs

So I would need a kayak rated minimum of 435lbs??

For (B) I made a list of all the inflatable fishing kayaks I was considering. I used their
formula:

Kayak Max lbs Capacity x.30 = ###, then Kayak Max lbs Capacity - ### = True Max?
Kayak Max lbs Capacity x.35 = ###, then Kayak Max lbs Capacity - ### = True Max?

So as long as True Max is greater than my capacity, the kayak(s) would be good?

Here are the kayaks I’m considering:

Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler PRO Inflatable Kayak: Max Weight - 400lbs
Sea Eagle 350fx Fishing Explorer: Max Weight - 575lbs
Sea Eagle 385fta FastTrack™ Angler Series: Max Weight - 635lbs
Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler 160 Inflatable Kayak: Max Weight - 800lbs
Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler 130 Inflatable Kayak: Max Weight - 650lbs
Elkton Outdoors Steelhead 130 Fishing Kayak, Inflatable: Max Weight - 400lbs
Elkton Outdoors Steelhead 150 Fishing Kayak, Inflatable: Max Weight - 600lbs

Here are the results of the formulas:

AE Angler PRO - 400lbs |x.30 = 120.00| 280.00 lbs
|x.35 = 140.00| 260.00 lbs

Elkton Steelhead 130 - 400lbs |x.30 = 120.00| 280.00 lbs
|x.35 = 140.00| 260.00 lbs

SE 350fx - 575lbs |x.30 = 172.50| 402.5. lbs
|x.35 = 201.25| 375.75 lbs

Elkton Steelhead 150 - 600lbs |x.30 = 180.00| 420.00 lbs
|x.35 = 210.00| 390.00 lbs

SE 385fta - 635lbs |x.30 = 190.50| 444.50 lbs
|x.35 = 222.25| 412.75 lbs

ABlackfoot Angler 130 - 650lbs |x.30 = 195.00| 455.00 lbs
|x.35 = 227.50| 422.50 lbs

ABlackfoot Angler 160 - 800lbs |x.30 = 240.00| 560.00 lbs
|x.35 = 280.00| 520.00 lbs

Based on these weight adjustments these Kayaks are now OFF LIST

AE Angler PRO - 400lbs
SE 350fx - 575lbs

Still On List but close: