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Old 29 June 2019, 07:55   #1
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Avon bow canopy repair

Hi Folks,

I have just got an old Avon S200 boat that I am trying to refurbish. I have sanded & revarnished wooden bits and going to clean & polish. Everything going ok so far apart from the bow canopy which is basically shot. Is there anyway to remove or refurbish/recoat? The top canvas is worn in places, sun bleached etc. See pics attached.

I guess I could cut it off.....bit drastic though as still seems functional (if not pretty).

Also did these bow canopies have a frame that stretched it upwards?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Clueless in North Wales
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Old 01 July 2019, 16:53   #2
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I've got no idea about the canopy sorry but It'd be great to see more photo's of your work. I've got an old s400 rolled up in the garden but I'm pretty sure the canopy has been cut off it. The transom on mine has long since turned to compost sadly but I keep thinking about fixing it up. I'll maybe inflate it tomorrow and have a look
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Old 01 July 2019, 19:05   #3
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Hi, I have never had one but an old mate had similar avon and that had a screen at the rear of the canopy which projected upwards, the canopy itself was as yours, relatively flat. You would probably be able to paint it, or depending on how it was attached remove it or give it a good clean and glue a piece on top of it. Fairly sure it will be hypalon rather than pvc so whichever route you take make sure you get compatible materials. Good luck.
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Thanks. I have ended up peeling the top fabric layer off the yellow pu underlayer. Looks Ok for now until I decide on something more permanent. Will give a few coats of tubeshine to make it more repellent. Guessing it has lost a lot of strength now. Great idea about glueing a section of hypalon in its place. I will look at something to stretch it upwards to give a better canopy.
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Looks good. I wonder what that fabric is - I've never seen hypalon peel like that.
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Hoppynet,, good idea, I wonder if my would peel like you did
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I think the underlayer is like a vinyl. The top covering was a nylon weave (thin cordura). It was completely threadbare. Definitely not hypalon ����
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Ah p##ser was hoping to brighten my up
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