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Old 29 March 2011, 12:00   #1
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Avon sports boat s 400

HI i have a avon sport s400 with avon presure guage but not the conector that fits on valves could any one help also what presure do i inflate tubes and centre tube for floor . has anyone got a sales brousure or information on this model would be interested to hear from you.

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Old 29 March 2011, 13:55   #2
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I pump the tubes so my fist bounces off it and the keel so it inflates with me stood on the floor boards.

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Old 29 March 2011, 17:45   #3
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if the nose folds up when in use stick more air in the tubes! they tend to soften a bit when in the cold water. Its got to be pretty darn firm to get the best performance. as chewy says, the fist test gets my vote failing a real pressure gauge!
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There are a couple of posts with images from Avon brochures here:

Avon S400 project

What model is my Avon?

Pressure wise, I would suggest 2psi to 2.5 psi.

You can get adapter sets that should fit your valves:

http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...D=166&P_ID=238

Might be worth checking the inner diameter of your pump hose and valve, and giving Rib Shop a call to check the set includes a suitable adapter.

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Old 10 August 2011, 15:54   #5
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Avon sport boat s400

I have an S400 from 1977 that is in great shape. Mine has the wood floorboards and older valves. If anyone needs dimensions I can check mine and post pics too.
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I have an S400 from 1977 that is in great shape. Mine has the wood floorboards and older valves. If anyone needs dimensions I can check mine and post pics too.
Shotgun,

Can you post some pictures of the floor, and the stringers that go on the sides? I need to duplicate these for my S400.

Does yours have the red bow cover?

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Hi there

I'm now starting to get the wood together as I have an old S4-00 with the heavy aluminium stringers but no floor. I intend to make the floor in 2 pieces, rather than 4 which I've seen in most pictures. Does the bow board need to be separate from these to allow the boat to flex or can I make this part of the 2 piece floor?
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The bow board should be separate so it flexes.

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The bow board needs to be separate from memory-If I remember correctly it's at a slight angle to the rest of the floor.
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That's great, thanks

Looks as though it'll be a 3 piece floor then. I had better go shopping for some marine ply.
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