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Old 11 September 2009, 18:02   #11
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Good idea, I'll try it that way.

I'm missing the stringers for this boat. Does anyone know of a source for them? I've been looking for aluminum channel, but I can't find any that has the triangular shape shown in Avon's manual:

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....8&d=1121334581
i looked for quite some time time and contacted avon who never got back to me, your best option is probably to cut a single piece main deck from a sheet of ply, my main deck board was 10ft, so a 10ft sheet cost me 75, if yours is 8ft or less you should be able to do it quite cheaply
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Old 11 September 2009, 19:25   #12
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The older Avon's stringers were made up of an aluminium U section with a triangular wooden section attached (as per photo)

Might be an easier option?

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Excellent idea Chris, thanks. I had assumed based on that page from the Avon owner's manual that the stringers had to be all metal. I'll look for some U channel and then make some wood pieces for the triangular section that wedges under the tubes.

I'm thinking I'll use ipe wood for water resistance. Any idea what wood Avon used?
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The previous owner of this inflatable stripped the floor boards and the transom. What would be a suitable coating, polyurethane?
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Old 20 September 2009, 12:55   #14
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The previous owner of this inflatable stripped the floor boards and the transom. What would be a suitable coating, polyurethane?
Any yacht varnish would do - eg International Original or Goldspar:

http://www.yachtpaint.com/uk//produc...t.asp#CP321583

The two pack polyurethane are overkill really, and will only work on bare wood.

USA stockists here:

http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/salesO...utletsMain.asp

I don't know if it is the same where you are, but over here the DIY stores sell products marked up as 'yacht varnish'. Performance in my experience is rubbish, better to stick to a 'real' yacht varnish.

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