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Old 09 July 2009, 12:51   #1
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avon sportboat S4-00

aquired one today but its benn 32 years since I played in a sib
Problem I got is the one that I cut my teth in as a kid had a ply floor this one hasn`t got one...
Can I make one????????? if so does it matter that there are no aluminium channels under the tubes (i dont remember them as a kid but hey it was a long time ago) do they sit under the tubes over the inflatable bar in the centre and under the tube the other side

Next question is what sort of thickness of ply 10mm or 12mm (the fixed bit at the pointed end is nominal 11mm
I want it for fishing and training with my newfoundland but its NOT tralorised so i have to carry it everywhere
Please excuse my complete lack of correct terms as in the pointy bit to the front the two spikey bits to the back

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Old 22 September 2009, 14:46   #2
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If you still need to know about the floorboards for the avon s400, ill take a few pics this
weekend and post them on here.
What i will do is take them out, photo all of them together , then apart and also give sizes if that will help you



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Old 26 September 2009, 21:47   #3
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If you still need to know about the floorboards for the avon s400, ill take a few pics this
weekend and post them on here.
What i will do is take them out, photo all of them together , then apart and also give sizes if that will help you



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Phill,

I'm in the process of rebuilding an old S400 that I picked up used. I'd appreciate photos of the floorboards, especially the metal stringers that run down the sides, as mine are missing. Also a picture of the batten board on the transom would be great as I have to make and install one.

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Old 27 September 2009, 14:59   #4
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Ok no probs

ill try to get the boat out tommorow and take a good few pics for you.

the side pieces are not going to be too hard to make if you can get hold of a bit of
alloy channeling.

i will measure the boards for you if that will help.
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Ok no probs

ill try to get the boat out tommorow and take a good few pics for you.

the side pieces are not going to be too hard to make if you can get hold of a bit of
alloy channeling.

i will measure the boards for you if that will help.

Yes, if you don't mind please measure the boards also. Is there a board that goes up into the bow area, in front of the board glued into the boat at the floor in the bow area? Just wondering if I'm missing one.
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I have a Sportboat 3.10 so can't give you the right measurements, but it's probably the same construction, and yes, there's a bow piece that goes in front of the fixed board.
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Here are the complete set of boards
4 in total plus ofcourse the fixed small board in the boat



here is a pic i found on ebay of the boards in place (shame they are painted orange).

hope this helps



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Hi Folks,

First post on here so please be gentle. I have also just aquired an S400 as well and will be replacing the floor boards as they are rotten.

Quick question though, I gather that there is supposed to be a permanent board glued into the boat and underneath the flooring. If this is correct, does anyone have any pictures of what this looks like and especially what the floor of the boat looks like without the panels in place. I noticed a couple of flaps about 1/3 of the way back which could have been glued to something previously.

This boat looks like it's going to be quite a project to complete. I've already made a new transom to replace the old one and will be gluing this in shortly. Also replacing the old A4 valves with C7 ones as they all leak badly and have a couple of patches to put on.

Starting to think I've bitten off more than I can chew.

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hi
yes the s 400 have a glued board in front i like to send you the floorboar assembly instruccions but i most to scan cause its glued on a wood piece that is used to push down the floorboard.

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Does the exact position of the glued board matter as long as it does the job of holding down the inflatable keel?

There are some hypalon tabs in the boat that look like they might have been glued to a board in the past but I can't be sure.

Any idea of the thickness of ply that this needs to be as well?

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