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Old 06 May 2014, 03:58   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 9.9 4-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,390
Avon Rover 3.1 - we've downsized!

After a few seasons with our very roomy (for its size) and stable Honwave 3.5AE & 15hp Mariner a change in family needs/boating enthusiasm has prompted a downsize so at least we are still able to get on the water... the alternative was giving up entirely for a few years.

So the Honwave and Mariner have gone to be replaced with a Avon Rover 3.1 and 1980s Mariner 4hp 2-stroke.

Image shows what a classic little boat it is... and great condition. Light to move about, very quick/easy to assemble and folds into a small package for garage storage.

We'll lower our outing aspirations to estuary exploring and local river until I find a slightly larger outboard for more extended trips.

I always liked the 1970s grey Zodiac 3m we owned a while ago and this, with it's sturdy Hypalon build, gives the same sort of feel. We were lucky it came with Trem wheels, bow dodger, Avon seat bag, pump, original storage bags and an extra seat plus original instructions for boat and outboard so it's a nice complete setup.
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Old 06 May 2014, 04:52   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,926
Looks superb and very original.

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Old 06 May 2014, 04:54   #3
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Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
Avon Rover 3.1 - we've downsized!

Looks a nice tidy boat , i too down sized a few years ago personally for me the better .
My next door neighbour has the same model as yours though a really old one " still going strong"
my ex Y boat is more or less based on the next size Avon up to yours .
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