Construction method, materials, boat design?
I'm assuming all three play a role but what is the major factor. I'm sure if you have been reading the group the last couple of days, you know that I am planning on converting a non Geodesic canoe into this form of construction. The canoe in question is the Chestnut Bob's Special which is a 15' boat with a 36" beam. The cedar strip form of the Bob's is supposed to have a capacity or load of 700 lbs. Does anyone want to hypothesize on what the load or capacity of the GA version would be?