Originally Posted by Traxx822
You big baby. Fill her up. I've run over 2000# in mine with at least 1100 being ballast. And my boat is not even close to the size of a X55. Your fine man.
On the note of capacity.
Plates are required on any boat 14ft or more not 20ft.
Plates are not including fuel so they do not include stock ballast.
The engine does not count towards capacity
Fuel, equipment, people, all count.
It depends on your local laws whether or not it's enforced.
The capacity is rated for rough weather, choppy water, high winds. Even boaters training class states that you wouldn't likely have trouble on calm days overloading a bit.
Correct me if I'm wrong on any of this.
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Federal law requires a plate on any powered boat under 20 ft. NMMA requires them on larger boats.
The engine does count toward capacity on outboard boats. The "max hp" rating is as much for weight as anything else.
The rating is for moderate weather conditions.