1972 Avon...worth fixing??
I was given a 1972 Avon (pretty sure that's the year, serial # ends with 72) by my father in law. It has been in his attic for awhile, like years. Anyway, we pumped it up and it seems to hold air although both valves, A4 type, leak. They were stuck shut and we had to push them open. Now they both leak, especially the one for the front half.
There is little issues all over the boat, peeling reinforcement strips etc. however the leaks SEEM to be only at the valves. I haven't had the opportunity as of yet to spray the whole boat down the minor leaks. I figure I should find out if the valves are repairable first. I have done a little research and have concluded that the A4 valve is not repairable and doesn't seem to be available anymore. Is it worth buying the C7 valve and replacing the valves. If so, how would one do this? I assume you have to cut the old one off and reapply the new valves.
Is this worth doing to such an old boat, or would it be better to invest in a newer model. It is also missing the transom so I would have to track one down, which may be hard, or manufacture one myself.
Would anyone know what the rated motor size for this boat would be. I believe it is a 10ft.