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Old 19 February 2006, 14:26   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Wirral / Anglesey
Boat name: Cobalt
Make: Avon 620
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 150hp
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Avon 620 Coding

I'd like to try to get my Avon 620 coded to Cat 6 ( for very occasional local use) I've got all the kit etc, but has anyone got any experience of getting an Avon 620 coded? I don't want to get a long way down the road to find the transom is too shallow, or the fuel tank position is wrong or something (I've got a standard Outhill console and an Opti 150).
Any advice, guidance, or experience specifically on an Avon 620 would be very welcome.



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Old 19 February 2006, 16:37   #2
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I think Jono has/had one of these so he should be able to help.

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Old 20 February 2006, 04:05   #3
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On the old code the Transom was to low, not to sure on the new code. You will however need a letter from avon saying they have put 120% capacity in the tubes, knowing avon this may not be easy.

Anyone else know what the free board is on the new code?
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Old 20 February 2006, 06:00   #4
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250mm at lowest point of the transom

Freeboard is the same on the new code. For CAT6 boats that "do not meet the freeboard requirement at the transom may be accepted if it can be demonstrated that the boat is self draining when moving ahead and has a substantial reserve of buoyancy." Para

"Demonstrated" means that we witness an actual swamp test of your boat.

So - should be OK.
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