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Old 21 February 2012, 07:47   #1
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c craft inflatable

Hi everyone, i'm new to this forum so please be patient with me.
I have got my hands on a c craft inflatable, 4.2 meters long with an inflatable keel and solid floor, seems to be in fair condition for age the transom board has been replaced and the tubes have been painted. Not sure what pressure to pump the tubes and keel up to, so if anyone has had one of these or knows I would be grateful for a reply.
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Old 21 February 2012, 08:46   #2
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Check out this thread I started last year.

Any C-Craft fans?

As you'll see, I posted a scan of a C-Craft brochure for the smaller Maxi-D model that lists the inflation pressure as 2-2.5 psi. That's a bit less than my 4.60 Avon (3 psi for the keel and 3.5 psi for the tubes) so you may way to add a some more if seams are in good shape.
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Old 21 February 2012, 09:13   #3
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Thanks for that Delta 15 i will try those pressures when i inflate it to use and see what it is like, all the seams seem ok, the valves are all good so will see what happens

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Old 06 August 2013, 18:22   #4
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First time out in it since 2 years owning it or should that be her?
All went well, engine performed faultlessly the only down side a slight weep in the floor to look at. Cannot believe how rigid the floor is in this SIB and its old and so well made.
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Old 08 August 2013, 02:28   #5
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where on the river did you launch ?, and is it free ?.
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First time out in it since 2 years owning it or should that be her?
All went well, engine performed faultlessly the only down side a slight weep in the floor to look at. Cannot believe how rigid the floor is in this SIB and its old and so well made.
great pics
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Old 08 August 2013, 03:25   #7
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Hi Camelgas,
Launched from private land but a pain in the arse, usually use Lower Lode pub as there is a slip there and usually quite clean and best of all sells beer.
Have launched from the river bank opposite the pub but it's muddy and if it's been raining not that good and be prepared to get wet, this is where one of the pictures was taken a few weeks ago on a trial launch to see if there was any issues and you can see the pub in the background.
Where do you launch from?
Seems to be more places on the Avon on Boat Launch than the Severn
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Hello stubber , I have not been on that bit of the river much, but have used the public slipway in tewkesbury (round the back of the high street). Its in poor condition and parking is a pain in the.......

I have used the one at upton marina , You have to pay but its a good slip and parking for the van and trailer is included, think it was a £10 both ways and parking last time

The avon looks good the few bits I have seen, but not been out on it , have been told that there are numerous locks to deal with, which puts me off a bit.

will come and say hello if I see you about

PS. is lower lode slip free, any parking ?.
Beer sounds like an added bonus.
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Hi again, Lower Lode charges £ 7.50 to us use slip both ways and can usually find parking by the pub, a good pub run down river with The Yew Tree, Coalhouse, Haw Bridge, Red Lion and The Boat then back again if the state of river allows.
I see from your previous posts that you have done the Dart, do you bother with paying the harbour fees to use the river?
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