Posted by: dwkayaks
Date: December 12, 2016 10:10PM
Ahoy Sookie , it is not unusual to raise the waterline when we provision with food and equipment for extended voyages . I have way overloaded my BCC especially when living aboard . Gary of BCC Shanti , was a FC owner with much experience and can answer your question better than I .
In Port Townsend there are 2 FC's in the Haven Marina , so you could take rub-rail down to the boot top waterline ,, measurements on them . Remember that boat yards raise the waterlines up a few inches at the bow for escetic reasons.
BTW , I still have that Discovery Islands B C , chart that you loaned me in Cortes Bay back in 2015 , it is out of print now ,, it is in my storage container in Port Townsend , but currently I am temporarily residing in Malta N Y , Ouch !