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Old 22 May 2013, 15:54   #1
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Avon CRRC 5.2m For Sale

Bought this as a CRRC 450 but when I got it home and blew it up I found that its a CRRC 520 (5.2m) So too big for me so I'm going to wait for a Zodiac FC470 to come up.

The diameter of the tubes are huge! and it's rated to carry 12 people!

It will take twin 30's or 1 x 55hp max but the recommended power is 40hp short shaft.

It will need 2 x small patches but it stays up for days.

The self inflating system has been removed.

It has a very strong transom and loads of straps all over the place.

The keel is inflatable and the floor is aluminium slats encased in hypalon.

This sib would suit a group of divers or it would make a great work boat.

It rolls up small enough to fit in a estate car but be warned it's not a one man lift

This has to be the bargain of the year 500 no offers!





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Old 22 May 2013, 16:13   #2
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Or with some tent material and bendy poles it would make an awesome cabin sib project

It would also be ideal for doing a river Thames holiday launching from Lechlade and camping at the many campsites along the banks ending up somewhere in London
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That's a great boat mate, If I lived in the UK I'd been there with cash, my 4.5 CRRC could use a big sister.
These boats are built like a brick Shite house, some one's getting a great deal.

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Thanks mate Yeah its a great boat but just too big and in my way now

Any idea on what these cost new?
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Thanks mate Yeah its a great boat but just too big and in my way now

Any idea on what these cost new?
I am clueless on cost but it has to be over 25k, and no pvc bits to fall off after 8 years. I've been around a few older FC 470's and feel the older Avon CRRC is a wee bit better built. Is she green or black?

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I am clueless on cost but it has to be over 25k, and no pvc bits to fall off after 8 years. I've been around a few older FC 470's and feel the older Avon CRRC is a wee bit better built. Is she green or black?

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No wonder I've had a few PMs already

She's olive green so I've named her Olive

I like the flaps on the deck that drain water to the bilge and then release it to the twin trunks while underway Very cool
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Here's a link to the data sheet as the boat is still being made by Zodiac for military use all over the world:

http://www.davisboatinflatables.com/...23%20_Rev1.pdf

The diameter of the tubes on this sib is 57cm and the tubes on a Parker 1000 Baltic are 58cm

It would make an awesome safety boat
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I like the flaps on the deck that drain water to the bilge and then release it to the twin trunks while underway Very cool [/QUOTE] Wisper.



If you leave anything other a cooler on deck in a big sea it's gone.

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I did my sportsboat course on one of them (Tiller 30).

Note for the new owner - make sure that keel is solidly inflated. They fold up quite nicely in big seas if not! (Don't ask me how I know..... )

So wish I had some space.....
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I did my sportsboat course on one of them (Tiller 30).

Note for the new owner - make sure that keel is solidly inflated. They fold up quite nicely in big seas if not! (Don't ask me how I know..... )

So wish I had some space.....
I have never had that problem, 2x 57cm @ max pressure is pretty stiff.
That little weeny keel will bend if not.

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