To increase capacity you need to either increase volume or modify the hull
design to provide acceptable performance with a greater load. Air bags are
used to exclude water to allow the hull to float higher in case of a capsize
or other event which fills it with water. This allows for easier rescue and
recovery. If you were to fill them with helium you might gain a couple of
pounds (you need to know the volume of the bags to determine the weight
differential between air & helium to calculate the potential lift).
Looking at your post, I am guessing that you meant that you are 210 rather
than 110 lbs, otherwise you would have room for way too much stuff. It looks
like you might need to look elsewhere for another boat if you want to do
more than poking around a bit.
> I'm definitely riding much lower in the stern. I don't want to go
> outrigger. I was looking at the floats that go into the bow and/or stern
> but I can't really find any info on if they would help me or if are they
> more for when you swamp the boat.
> > Add "sponsons" or outriggers...you will drastically hurt the performance
> > however. Did you test it on the water loaded beyond the limit...it may
> > be okay
> > > Is there anyway to increase the weight capacity of a kayak? My cheapy
> > > is only rated at 225lbs, and I'm 110. So toss in a couple of items
> > > right at the limit. Is there anyway short of a new kayak to increase
> > > capacity? Floats, reinforcements, etc?
> > > TIA!