GB 36 Flybridge Capacity

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GB 36 Flybridge Capacity

Postby robtheriault55 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:37 pm

How do I determine the maximum safe capacity for my GB 36 Classic? The name plate says 8 but if I use the standard POB per sq ft I get at least 12 (higher in the US). I want to take people out on a one hour cruise in fine weather and will have a life jacket for each passenger.
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Postby Keith Morris » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:28 pm

I have had 7 on the bridge of our 36. 12 seems like to many. Consider the weight that high up if the boat rolls from a wake.
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Postby robtheriault55 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:32 pm

Sorry i didnt mean capacity on the flybridge, but the boat in general. I just wanted to let folks know she was a fly ridge model.
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Postby Keith Morris » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:15 pm

In that case, I would think 12 would not be a problem at all. The biggest problem will be getting all of them you use the head properly. LOL!
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Postby robtheriault55 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:19 pm

You're right about the head for sure!
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Postby FrugalWife » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:03 am

I've had 12 on board my boat occasionally and it's no problem but you definitely have to limit the number on the flying bridge. I limit it to 6 but actually prefer to have only 4-5.
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Postby robtheriault55 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks, very helpful. Just don't understand why the GB plaque would say maximum 8. I'm guessing that would be for worst case sea state. I'm just planning on taking prople out close to shore in fine weather.
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Postby Tom Overs » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:58 am

Oh Lord.....

We had 18 on board one night, getting rid of the empty bottles was the biggest problem.

We had 10 tenders tied off the back of LS

:shock:
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