Originally Posted by prairie tuber
Is it within a reasonable driving distance for you to have a look at it in person.
That is the problem, it is 600 miles away. But I suppose distance is a relative thing, this is a small country so that distance is huge.
I just got this reply from the seller.
"Material is PVC. Has 4 valves. 2 are new. Needs one valve to be replaced or possibly just cleaned--I think it has dirt in it. 2 valves need caps which also seal providing a double seal. These valves are available from Burnsco. It was fine in South Africa--stays hard for about a week but I lost 2 of the dust caps and air leaks out slowly--takes a few days.
There is a thick rigid one piece beam that fits under the floor and gives the shape to the boat and makes the keel in the bottom.
Floor is dry as water goes underneath the floor and exits from the transom
Boat rolls up into a cylindrical shape about 2 metres long by 800mm diameter. Deck boards break down into 3 pieces--biggest is +- 1500mm x 1000mm. Biggest item is the curved centre beam--about 3500mm long x 80mm thick x 150 mm high.
Boat can be assembled by one person--takes about 10 minutes and another 10 minutes to pump it up. Am selling because boat is too big for me to use on my yacht. Does have a couple of patches but no PVC leaks."
It sounds like an ungainly beast when packed up but could go onto the roof rack of my Discovery. I forgot to ask the age of it. What does concern me is that it is PVC. What should I look for in a PVC boat. At present I have an old Avon.