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Old 01 May 2013, 12:02   #1
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Avon S300 information

Hi All! I have recently purchased an old Avon S300 inflatable and need to get it couriered. I have been seeking information on the spec of the boat but it seems there is very little out there. I wonder can anyone tell me roughly how heavy the dinghy would be all folded up? It has a removable marine ply floor I believe. Its a budget entry to the boating world I know but quite looking forward to getting it ready and on the water. If anyone has any info on this model or the S400 which I believe is pretty similar it would be much appreciated. Right now though a weight estimate would be great so that I can actually get the thing delivered! Many thanks, Rob.
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Old 01 May 2013, 12:34   #2
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Old 02 May 2013, 05:46   #3
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Thanks Boatnomad! I think the S300 is older again than the thumbs you kindly attached. I believe it is 4m in length even though the 's300' would make you think otherwise! It is plated to take up to a 30Hp although don't think I will chance that. Hoping to find a 15Hp 2 stroke but they are like hens teeth it seems at least in my price range they are. I have attached a couple of snaps in case anyone is familiar with the old rubber duck!
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Old 07 May 2013, 12:04   #4
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same boat and busy fixing it up at the moment. Found a pic from one of the posts on here of the catalogue.
does yours have original floor? if you do could you let me know the thickness?
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Old 07 May 2013, 13:49   #5
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Hi! Yes i have original floor, its a bit ropey but salvageable! I am just about to strip the varnish (what there is left of it!) and repair and recoat it. It is marine ply screwed on to timber frames for strengthening and with two side battens that locate the sections together. I will measure it up tonight and let you know. If you need pics let me know. One thing not with mine is the seats...I would like to make some out of wood but I am not sure how the original fibreglass ones were designed to sit into the straps on the sides? Any ideas much appreciated!
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same boat and busy fixing it up at the moment. Found a pic from one of the posts on here of the catalogue.
does yours have original floor? if you do could you let me know the thickness?


Haha, my two least favourite boating things in one shot-an Archimedes Penta and a Microplus 500!

bunnbunn, that's a cracking sib you have there. The seats go above the holders on the tube, with an angle going back down into the holders. The originals are very tight.Tie them on-if they come out they do it fairly suddenly.
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S/300
Length. 12ft 6 in (3.80m)
Beam. 5ft 6in (1.67m)
Weight
Boat: 67lb (30kg)
Floor: 63lb (29kg)
Total: 130 lb (59kg)
Stowed Dimensions
Boat: 53 x 22 x 11in (135 x 56 x 28cm)
Floor (standard) 41 x 25 x 5in (104 x 63 x 13cm)
Tapered buoyancy tube diameter
Forward: 15in (38cm)
Aft: 17in (43cm)
Dry Displacement: 3840lb (1754kg)
Capacity
Weight: 1100lb (500kg)
Persons: 6
Engine maximum HP: 30
Engine maximum weight 115lb (52kg)
Approx assembly
Time (minutes). 15
Number of separate
Compartments: 3
Standard equipment:
Heavy duty row locks. Single inflatable pillow seat. Rubbing strake fender. Painter. Lifelines. Lifting handles. Inflatable keel. Ski hooks. Oar stowage points. Seat retaining points. Pressure gauge. Varnished marine plywood floorboards. 6 ft(183cm) oars. (Rigid for UK .jointed for export). Combined hand/foot bellows. Repair kit. Owners manual. Valise for boat hull. Valise for floorboards


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