Avon s400 broken front floor wood !!!!
Hello folks, ive not been on for a while due to being busy with another project boat.
Last year i sold my trusty avon S400 to a friend of mine who has not exactly looked after it very well.
its been left outside in the elements and not covered etc.
probably full of water and leaves for about 6 months .
Anyway, last week he took it down to newquay and went out and played in some rough waves with a tohatsu 25hp on the back.
He was playing about and getting a bit too confident for a learner inflatable boat driver !!!.
He and 2 others in the boat went flat out (about 24mph) straight into a nice big face on wave....
He now knows what it feels and sounds like when the front fixed board in an avon explodes due to being stupid.
it also broke the very front board and one of the battens in the board behind the fixed one.
so he obviously was being very stupid, and not realising how dangerous it can be to go flat out into big waves.
So my question is how to fix a new board into the boat.
The board that is broken is the fixed board, about 1'' thick that dont come out.
Is this a hard job to undertake ?
what tools and glues etc would be needed to replace this board.
is there a certain wood that is reccommended for this or would a good bit of treated ply be ok.
any advice will be great
p.s i think my friend has learned a good lesson about what not to do in a boat.