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Old 09 October 2013, 18:01   #1
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Choose Avon 2.8air vs Zodiac C285s?

Having just bought the c285s an air deck Avon 2.8 has come available and its much newer.

Only down side is it costs $300 more than the zodiac we bought and as we fish it is an air deck not solid.

Plus side is its newer and its hypalon.

Which would you choose?
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Old 11 October 2013, 00:24   #2
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Anyone else have an opinion on these 2?
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Old 11 October 2013, 09:21   #3
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Avon Avon Avon. The tubes will last and last. I have some that are 24 years old in my drive(attached to a boat) and going well and just seen some 14 years old that are like new.
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Old 11 October 2013, 15:29   #4
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Avon, mun.
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Old 11 October 2013, 16:10   #5
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My vote would always be Avon's that were UK built, I have two, one is from 76 and the other from 89. My 76 Redcrest, with new A7 valves, is absolutely fine and good, my 89 Rover 310 is near on perfect.

Avon, Avon, Avon.
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Its a 2010 model, it is made in UK, but I cant find a serial number to confirm its date of manu, is there another badge plate on avons?

The zodiac we already have is rated to 8hp which would get us planing quick. Im just concerned the avon only being rated to 6hp might not get us up on the plane?
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Old 11 October 2013, 19:43   #7
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Why don't you go for a 3.10?
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Old 11 October 2013, 20:44   #8
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I couldnt find one locally here. This should do us though for size, a little small but will fit 2 people (just). Zodiac was $300 cheaper than they are asking for this Avon, but avon is newer and has airfloor not boards.
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If you have already purchased the Zodiac, why the interest in the Avon?
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Old 12 October 2013, 22:14   #10
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because they are hypalon and is in better condition. just not sure whats better suited, the air deck or the hard in the zodiac.
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