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Old 09 July 2012, 13:09   #1
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Avon s550 what y'all think I should do

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I've got a Avon sport s550 1977 I think 8 man 1800lb 55hp rated I dug it out of the barn the other day and its n bad shape the floor is bout all gone and the tubes don't look that good I've started to replace the flooring in it n I got to thinkin ok well I've paid $900 for this back in 2001 in Alaska had great fun with it moved back to the lower us n put it up and now I ve got $280 just n the floor and the tubs won't hold presure over night so do I drop $200 more n toobseal or save the 30hp motor n move on to sumthing newer
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Old 09 July 2012, 13:12   #2
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Find out where it's leaking and patch it-it's probably got many years left in it yet!
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Old 09 July 2012, 13:25   #3
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What's the best way to case the leaks down ?
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Do any know where I can get some info on this sib? Google has failed me on this
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Old 09 July 2012, 14:36   #7
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Do any know where I can get some info on this sib? Google has failed me on this

Here you go!

S/550:-

Length: 14ft 6in (4.40m)
Beam: 6ft 2in (1.98m)

Weight:-

Boat: 108lb (48kg)
Floor: 86lb (39kg)
Total: 194lb (87kg)

Stowed Dimensions:-

Boat: 59 x 24 x 12in (150 x 61 x 31cm)
Floor (standard): 46 x 29 x 6in (117 x 74 x 15cm)

Tapered buoyancy tube diameter:

Forward: 16 1/2in (42cm)
Aft: 19in (48cm)
Dry Displacement: 5100lb (2315kg)

Capacity:

Weight: 1450lb (660kg)
Persons: 8
Engine maximum HP: 55
Engine maximum weight: 190lb (85kg)
Approx assembly
time (minutes): 20
Number of separate
compartments: 3

Standard Equipment:-

Nylon rowlocks. Rubbing strake fender. Lifelines. Painter. Lifting handles. Inflatable keel. Fitted weather bow dodger. Drain plug fitted in transom. Ski hooks. Transom support battens. Oar stowage points. Seat retaining points. Fitted bow pocket. Pressure gauge. Varnished marine plywood floorboards. Combined hand/foot bellows. Two single inflatable pillow seats. Repair kit. Owners manual. Valise for boat gull. Valise for floorboards. Valise for floorboard side battens. 6ft (183cm) oars. (Rigid for UK Jointed for export).

Optional Extras:-

Double inflatable pillow seat. Overall cover. Windscreen. Remote steering. 6ft (183cm) oars. (Jointed for UK Rigid for export). See standard equipment. Transportation wheels.

Approximate performance mph (kph)

HP 1 Person 3 Persons 6 Persons
10 16(27) 14(22) 6(10)
25 23(37) 20(32) 16(27)
40 29(46) 26(42) 23(37)
55 38(61) 34(54) 24(38)


Think I might have too much time on my hands
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I have one small pin hole in one of my main tubes on my SIB (1991 Bombard Tropic). I am in the process of restoring it and have ordered, among other materials, a UV curable urethane sealant called LOON from NRS per their recomendation:
Loon UV Wader/Urethane Repair at NRSweb.com

I will be trying this out soon and will let you know how it goes. I will also be using sta-bond and thickened G-flex epoxy for my restoration. I will post updates as it goes.
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Old 11 July 2012, 18:00   #9
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MEE: Why not use a patch of the correct material? Just wondering.

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NRS recommended the LOON on small pin holes in PVC fabric tubes. If the pin holes is too large to hold with the LOON I will be using PVC fabric patch with sta bond urethane adhesive. This is my first attempt with this Product. I will post results.
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