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Old 22 June 2015, 18:24   #1
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Avon 340 sportsboat

Hi guys. Left a deposit on this little cracker today. Does anyone know what the max engine I can put on it is? I'm assuming 10hp. Haven't seen the boat and won't have it for a week or so so can't check the plate. Cheers
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Old 22 June 2015, 19:04   #3
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Nice SIBs... I've got very close to buying one on two different occasions in the past.

HP... they take a 25hp... hang onto your hat!
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The 3.4m will take a 25hp?!!
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Yes that was often true of the older Zodiacs and Avons from the 70s & 80s... stronger built transoms than these days and perhaps less of the customer liability worries companies face these days where everything has to be extra careful.

I'll find the proof and link it for you when I can remember where it is.
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This scan was sent to me by Matt H... he's posted it here before in previous years but I can't find the thread.

Page from Avon brochure for your SIB below.

Did you decide to sell your existing trailer outfit then?
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Flipping heck!! Yes my current outfit is for sale as I need to downsize... Now wondering wether to keep the engine though!!!
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Downsize as in money.... weight... storage (i.e. not using a trailer)?
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Nice proper old Hypalon SIB that - they don't make them like they used to. Very similar to a Y Class that takes a 15 normally, Sam on here told me he tried a 25 on his Y but the extra couple of kts was not really worth the extra weight/hassle/fuel so a 15 would probably be a good match too.
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The Avon 340 Sportsboat we came so close to buying last year had a 20 or 25hp fitted. I knew it was a too heavy lift for me but we did say we'd have at least one blast out with it before downsizing the engine. Decided not to buy for several reasons in the end... one being it seemed we might have to put in a fair bit of cash to do the downsize due to the premium prices of 15hp 2-strokes.
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