I am considering the purchase of a '47 PA12 with the O-235, recently rebuilt, no flaps, 36 gal fuel, stock airplane. What is it's useful load? I fly in West Central Florida from a grass strip. Hope to fly to Alaska with this group one day SOON. Wife and I together weigh 420 lbs ( don't tell Her ). Anyhow, full fuel, us, plus a few bags for traveling ? ? Will it work safely ? Phil Stewart ( presently flying '46 champ 7AC).