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Can more people fit in a two-person canoe?

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A two-person canoe has seating for just two canoers and does not have room to accommodate more than two people safely. However, some canoes are designed to handle additional passengers.

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When selecting a canoe, canoers should keep the usual number of people in the party in mind. The canoe manufacturer generally specifies the number of people that a particular canoe can accommodate. Shoppers can calculate canoe capacity by multiplying the canoe’s length by its width and dividing by 15. Using this formula, a canoe that is 12 feet long and 4 feet wide accommodates 3 people or around 500 pounds, including people and gear.

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