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Old 24 March 2002, 13:42   #1
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Hi folks,

My mate Bill who is coming down to Cardiff with me has seen this Avon C (12 foot) for sale at 295.00 (no engine). It has a wood floor, no engine, and is supposedly in good repair.

The telephone number is in Redditch, which is quite near Bill (Worcester). The ad says that the bow dodger is in need of 'attention'. This shouldn't be a problem, should it?

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Old 24 March 2002, 14:41   #2
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Hi Keith

Welcome Back !!!


The Old Avon Inflatabes were - are - excellent boats. The Tubes were made of extremely thick material. The Bow Dodgers are easily replaced - or even removed.

They can be a little heavy, and not as portable as your Quicksilver.

I also think this model was before inflatable keels, so you wil be riding 'flat bottomed' - which can be exciting with any sea running. Having said that I have been out in the South Atlantic in a flat botomed Gemini in VERY heavy seas, and was perfectly safe.

All in all this boat looks excellent value for money - and should take a good sized 2 stroke to drive her along at a fair pace.
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Old 24 March 2002, 15:30   #3
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Hi Graeme

Thanks for the info, I've passed it on to Bill. He has e-mailed the seller and is awaiting a reply.

See you saturday.

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Old 24 March 2002, 15:53   #4
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No problems.

Don't forget Im only down the road - so if Bill isn't sure and wants a second opinion just let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you next week.

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Old 24 March 2002, 15:59   #5
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Keith

My old Bombard Tropic 3.5m was up for sale by the bloke I sold it to.

595 with 1 x 15hp Evinrude + 1 spare (non-running) Evinrude 15hp.

It was very quick, to quick for me and i love speed.

This had an inflatable keel.

I could try and get the number if Bill wanted?!?
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Old 24 March 2002, 16:40   #6
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Hi Jahno

I've copied your reply to Bill. Thanks.

Bill has a son Robert (my God son) who has VERY severe cerebral palsy, he can not swallow and has to be fed by tube, he has limited sight and hearing, and is unable to walk or use his arms and hands. Bill and his wife Sally have had to raise money for a special extension to their house to accomodate Robert so they do not have much spare cash.

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Old 01 April 2002, 15:55   #7
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Oh my, oh my, am I in the bad books!

Bill (1st Mate - 'Quicksilver') enjoyed the SoC weekend sooooooo much he telephoned the guy with the Avon and brought it for 250. He's picking it up in the week. Just the engine to sort out now.

The bad books? Well yes, Sally (Bill's 'er indoors), she is blaming me.

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Keith,

Think yourself VERY lucky that Bill did not see Jono's posting in "Small Ribs Advice" That could have been very painfull indeed
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If Bill has not found an outboard by 28th April I am at Beaulieu boat jumble an there are always lots there as I have a stand I am in before the general public and so can get round and find the good bits before them. let me know what Bill wants and a price and I will see what I can do. or if you want come down and look yourselfs, you will find one there I am sure.

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Old 02 April 2002, 09:28   #10
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Hi there,

Thanks John I will speak to Bill about it.

How is the boat? It's a wonder that there weren't any other damaged the same way.

Ribald - Too true, fortunately I don't live in Worcester.

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