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Old 15 June 2018, 11:03   #1
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Avon bow dodger material?

Hi all, does anyone know what type of material Avon used to make the yellow bow-dodgers for their dinghies and rover series sibs? The official name/brand would be really useful to me.

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I would speak to rib shop, poly marine etc they will know I would think a PVC material
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Thanks Jeff, appreciated. I will give them a try. It definitely seems to be a PVC, but so far I can't find anything similar. The Avon stuff folds up easily (for stuffing under the seat) but all the PVC materials i have tried so far have a tendency to crease really badly and not hold there shape after folding. I wonder if they used a specific type for the job?
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Thanks Jeff, appreciated. I will give them a try. It definitely seems to be a PVC, but so far I can't find anything similar. The Avon stuff folds up easily (for stuffing under the seat) but all the PVC materials i have tried so far have a tendency to crease really badly and not hold there shape after folding. I wonder if they used a specific type for the job?
Loads of material specs out there some of the SIB boys use lightweight tent type stuff that's graded in meters of head so 2 meters will hold a colum of water 2meters high plenty for a bow dodger
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https://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/...dodgers/200837

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Thanks, good link! Nice to see there are some still available!

Need something a bit bigger though, been experimenting with a few heavy duty PVC materials, but none of them fold up well with-out creasing or losing strength along the fold. The Avon ones seem to be the best combination or strength/heavy duty/foldability... would love to know what they are made of!

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https://www.avonmarine.com/

Worth a call or mail
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