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Old 07 November 2012, 11:08   #1
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Sad old Avon Typhoon

It started off looking for a small SIB for the Mrs to use to go fishing in, as i've been too busy at work to get out.
After looking at a few sub 3m boats, i decided to look for something bigger with a solid floor.
She'll carry a fair amount of gear and we get some fairly big fish in the Summer.

Anyway, i was on the point of buying a 4m Honwave, when an Avon Typhoon 4m appeared
locally on ebay, described as "been patched, but holds air"
After a quick inspection, the transom was rotten and the patches had been stuck on with
flour and water or something similar, as they just peeled off, but it was love at first sight.

The old transom came out easily enough, putting it back in was a little more tricky !

Removed all the old patches and re-glued them, looking like a boat again now.
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Old 07 November 2012, 11:25   #2
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Picked a trailer up, ebay again, fitted the floor and gave the tubes a clean.
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Old 07 November 2012, 11:40   #3
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That is BLOODY BRILLIANT !!!!
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Old 07 November 2012, 12:16   #4
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Nice job !!
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Old 07 November 2012, 13:30   #5
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Excellent job
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Old 07 November 2012, 14:25   #6
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Well done - great boat.
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Old 07 November 2012, 15:05   #7
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Very good!
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Old 07 November 2012, 16:23   #8
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Thanks,

There's still a lot to do but it's getting there.
Next jobs, get some black rope for the lifelines and sort some kind of rod holders out.
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grand work there mate
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Old 08 November 2012, 03:36   #10
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Fair play resurecting that one!
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