The 14 foot Bass Tracker I have says the weight capacity is something like 550# or 800 # w/ motor. We only have a Merc 9.9 on it, so it doesnt weight a ton. I'm abotu 300# myself. I know we've ahd over 550# of people in it. Everything seemed to be just fine. Now I've been looking at a small (less than 14 foot) Jon boat. The weight capacity on those are less. For instance I saw one that said 550 #. Well the wo catfishermen would weight 20 or 30# over that then plus our gear. I was looking at getting it to fish small rivers, from point A to point B, then fish on the bank. The plastic Bass Boats have a higher capictiy, but I would peffer a Jon. Can I get some advice or help. What are some of your thoughts on weight capacity? Is there ways to get the "best bang for your buck"?