Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 July 2008, 08:35   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: new jersey
Boat name: noname
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: 3.5hp Nissan
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4
Assembling old Avon REDSEAL - Need Help!

Have purchased an old (but pristine) Avon Redseal. No instructions included.

Help needed assembling the floor.

The boat, probably 12 years old, arrived with four plywood sections, two aluminum channel bars and a tin of hardware.

One plywood section fit nicely at the stern and the other three met butt to butt along the bottom. However, that left a gap toward the bow. Is a piece missing? If so, where would one find a template for use in fashioning one?

As to the two aluminum bars...screw holes are drilled in them to line up with threaded plates fixed to the floor boards. I'm assuming that the bars, when tightened in, sit atop the floor sections. Should they remain exposed or is there some "upper deck" that would cover them and protect against bruised toes?

If anyone has a photocopy of the quick assembly routine, please attach and email.

Thanks,
Niche
__________________

__________________
niche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2008, 10:26   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Welcome to RibNet
From what I remember of the Avon roundtail dinghies, they weren't built with a bow floorboard.
Certainly any Redcrest or Redstarts I've had hasn't had one.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2008, 11:53   #3
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
HI niche, nos4 is right there is no front board ,my first sib was a redseal back in 1970 i have an old old cataloge and will post a cpl of pics for you when i find it . the old boats had wood batterns to stop the engine flexing the boards and boat and yes they were good at stumping cold wet and sand covered toes. aarrrrrgh ba...td once used mine without them and the engine when started bent the tubes double and disappeard under the boat and and the prop was trying to come through the floor on stopping everything returned to normall so if using an engine you will need them .the smaller size models redstart and redcrest dident have them only yours and the larger redshank ,. i made a front board just using a piece of 6mm ply it made a difference even when rowing or paddling ,. mart.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	S1031611.jpg
Views:	860
Size:	60.4 KB
ID:	36361   Click image for larger version

Name:	S1031612.jpg
Views:	1157
Size:	56.7 KB
ID:	36362  
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2008, 19:47   #4
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: new jersey
Boat name: noname
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: 3.5hp Nissan
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks, Mart,
Surprised to see on the Avon inventory sheet that the hard floor was optional. When you built your bow floor panel, how did you stabilize it against the adjacent panel? Nowadays, of course, the panels butt against each other through aluminum C-stringers. Maybe purchasing two lengths of aluminum channel and joining them back to back might do the trick.
Niche
__________________
niche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2008, 08:37   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: NEATH
Boat name: DAVE
Make: AVON
Length: under 3m
Engine: 2.5HP MERCURY
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9
I have an 9ft redcrest without a floor, do these replies mean I can use it as it is. I thought the ply floor would have been essential.
__________________
daveonawave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2009, 14:08   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: PLymouth
Make: Avon Redseal
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Hi I have just bought an old and not pristine Redseal

[QUOTE=niche;256525] Have purchased an old (but pristine) Avon Redseal. No instructions included.

I have replaced valves so it stays up now. am painting the outboard bracket, which is very rusty. Will start replacing the patches that are coming off at the weekend. BUT

I have no floor boards. So will need to make some out of ply. This would be alot easier if I know the dimensions.

Any chance you could measure your boards and let me know .

I would be very grateful

Kind regards

Colin
__________________
cshewry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2009, 14:26   #7
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
i would just measure the inside of your boat where the floor goes right across into the corners ,regards using another boats as a template its suprizing how they might differ ,i have used one without a floor in but its hard work on the knees unless you sit on the tubes ,theres a photo in some avon brochures that show one with no floorboards in supporting a 45 gallon oil drum ,and it wont row as good ,the boards on production models never did go right into the bow but it makes a difference if you do make the extra bowboard ,,as a matter of intrest what colour is you boat grey or black .though if you say you have replaced the valves it will be grey ,
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2009, 14:32   #8
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by niche View Post
Thanks, Mart,
Surprised to see on the Avon inventory sheet that the hard floor was optional. When you built your bow floor panel, how did you stabilize it against the adjacent panel? of trick.
Niche
just made a 2 piece floor with a wood batern acoss to stop it jumping out of place where the bow starts to rise ,been looking for pics but they are all in a box in the loft somewhere pre ,digital ones ,, mart
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2009, 14:50   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: gravesend
Boat name: curach/Earl
Make: seago/Lifeguard 4M
Length: under 3m
Engine: 3.3 marinar/10 hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 802
Quote:
Originally Posted by m chappelow View Post
just made a 2 piece floor with a wood batern acoss to stop it jumping out of place where the bow starts to rise ,been looking for pics but they are all in a box in the loft somewhere pre ,digital ones ,, mart
I used a section of a roll of wallpaper to make my template for cutting my bow section floor board ,worked quite well ,a little adjustment and hey presto,mind you forgot the first one when the boat got packed up,,,,,,,,,,,,,DOH,had to make it all over again,LOL
__________________
thornbackflound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 September 2009, 10:47   #10
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: new jersey
Boat name: noname
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: 3.5hp Nissan
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4
Whaddabout a single-piece sole/floor?

Noticed a bloke at the marina had fashioned a one-piece floor for his 10-foot Achilles. He totes the boat around on a trailer; thus it's never deflated. I'd be tempted to fashion a similar floor for my Redseal, using the current 4-part floor as a template. Any reason not to?
__________________

__________________
niche is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:35.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.