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Old 07-24-2019, 04:38 PM   #1
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I just made my first boat purchase on a 2001 Maxum 1800 SR and couldn't be more excited. However, I think the capacity plate on it may be incorrect.
It currently states that it can carry 7 passengers, and the model is listed as 1850 NJ. When you do the standard (Length x Width) / 15 calculation it comes out to 9 passengers. I found a 2005 model that states 9 as well.

Can anyone post a picture of their capacity plate to confirm this? Or does anyone know if I can legally print one that states 9 with the correct model?
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. ...To answer your question why would you have 7 let along 9 person in your boat of that size. Think about this.....if the total weight capacity which is probably 1100 pounds which divide that by 7 is 157 per person or if you use 9 it is 122 pounds. That is your real solution. Got 9 122 pound friends around including a couple of 20 pound coolers to add.

Please take all this with a grain of salt. I wouldn't worry about it........
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biggerseagar has it correct. The capacity is total weight (engine, gear, and people) how you slice and dice the weight is up to you. However, unlike people or gear, you can't throw the engine overboard.

The calculation for the number of people is an absurd average (150lbs) which is more than likely a combination of adults and children.

7 of me is 1,680lbs.
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Builders do weird things on these plates; my boat is a 2400 SCR and my plate lists 2455.
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Fair enough, but it would be nice to legally be able to have 8 in there and go to a small, calm lake just to do some fishing or drop anchor and enjoy the weather if possible. I don't ever intend on maxing out the capacity and going for a hour trip on the Great Lakes. My main concern is being ticketed for 8, as it is illegal to overload in NYS. I'll be cautious of the weight aboard at all times, just was curious about the capacity plate.

That being said, does anyone have any experience with this boat and how it handles under different loading? Or know of anything I should be aware of with this model?
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I would also recommend taking engine size vs total passenger weight into account. For example.. with a 3L engine and 7 people you may find it difficult to get to plane . Also take into account if you are towing toys or someone skiiing :-)

Have a 1800SR 4.3L myself and not a both with 6 adult passengers and someone skiiing :-)
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Want that many aboard....get a pontoon boat....haul the whole clan.....
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Thatís a lot of people on a 18í boat. No room for anybody to move and shifting that much weight will make the boat unstable at speed
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...... but it would be nice to legally be able to have 8 in there and go to a small, calm lake just to do some fishing or drop anchor and enjoy the weather if possible.
On an 18 foot runabout?? I suspect you'll do that once. Just because there are enough seats, doesn't mean that every seat should be occupied at the same time. You'll have a very difficult time moving around and the boat will perform very poorly. Planing will be very difficult.
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Plus, the boat does not have 9 seats?? Even with 2 back to back, plus 2 up front in bow, and 2 in the stern seats. That's 8 at most. Mine only has 7 with one back to back and 1 captains chair.
I think realistically, no more than 4-5 avg size people. And that's with the 4.3 ltr.
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