Falcon Passenger Capacity

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Falcon Passenger Capacity

Postby William » Fri May 06, 2011 8:33 pm

Not really a rigging question but I'm curious. How many people do you think could comfortabley sail in a Falcon. the O'day Ospray is about the same dimensions and O'day claims it holds 6. that seems a bit high. I think 4 and even that might be crowded. What is the most people have taken out sailing?
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Re: Falcon Passenger Capacity

Postby DaveD » Fri May 25, 2012 10:38 am

I've had 3 adult men (200lbs+) in my boat, and it was a bit cramped. Mainly because my seats don't cover the full length of the cockpit.

While the boat enjoyed the ballast and sailed beautifully in heavier waves, everyone had a job to do,like sail trim etc.

So my analysis is probably no more than 2-3 if your passengers are non-participatory.
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Re: Falcon Passenger Capacity

Postby littlebear » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:38 pm

I agree with Dave. 2 to 3 at most, anything more than that is a crowd.
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