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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:34 pm 

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Had a close call last year in the ocean.
Plan to do some bail out rolls this summer.

QUESTION: How many gallons of water does the Mark II hold??

Obviously want to get a rough estimate on bail at 8gpm....

If i don't get an answer by June i shall repost with one..

Have a wonderful life.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:52 am 
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I don't know how much it can hold, but I do know that if you fill it right up with air bags and fit a spray deck before you capsize it then there will be very little water inside after you right it. I tested that.


2013 Longhaul Mark II Quattro with BSD schooner rig and outriggers. Packraft

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:53 pm 

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Klepper says the Aerius Expedition II+ 545 has a volume of 600 liters. Having owned a AEII and now a MkII, I'd say that's a reasonable estimate for both boats. So call it 160 gallons. Or 20 minutes of pumping. I think realistically, you'll pump for 30 minutes.

I'm planning a Montauk to Block Island paddle early summer, and we're certainly using float bags and the spray deck. Bailing out a MkII would be a fun stunt in a warm lake on a summer day. Not so awesome in rough water in Block Island Sound.

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