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Old 04-11-2011, 12:47 AM
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Thumb down: Coast Guard weighs in on overweight boating passengers
BIG NEWS FOR BOATING: The U.S. Coast Guard is changing its calculations on boat capacities as a result of Americans' increasing plumpness.

Currently, capacity is based on an average passenger weight of 160 pounds. As of Dec. 1, the average weight will be calculated at 185 pounds.

For example, a boat with a capacity of 16,000 pounds now can handle 100 passengers. In the future, that boat can accept only 86 people.

"People weigh significantly more now," Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak told the Sun Sentinel.

The change in the weight calculation is the first since the early 1960s.

The new regulations apply to ferries and excursion boats but not to private recreational boats. Still, the higher weights should be taken into consideration by recreational boaters before piling in a whole lot of large folks.

In this case, bigger certainly is not better.
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