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Old 21 July 2008, 15:37   #1
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What have I got

I have just aquired a SIB and a 2.5hp outboard. It's an avon but Im not sure what I have got. Please check the pictures on my photobucket (link below) and tell me what I have got. I think its a redcrest but not sure. It is 10ft long end to end. Do any of you know what it is and what year it is please. Also what year do you think the outboard is as the serial number is missing. Many thanks.

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Old 21 July 2008, 15:41   #2
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I have just aquired a SIB and a 2.5hp outboard. It's an avon but Im not sure what I have got. Please check the pictures on my photobucket (link below) and tell me what I have got. I think its a redcrest but not sure. It is 10ft long end to end. Do any of you know what it is and what year it is please. Also what year do you think the outboard is as the serial number is missing. Many thanks.

<a href="http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n372/daveonawave_albums/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n372/daveonawave_albums/P7210042.jpg" alt="daveonawave_albums" border="0" /></a>
Ok, sorry. Its my first post and it does not work. How do I link to my photobucket album?
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Old 21 July 2008, 15:46   #3
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how about this then?

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Old 21 July 2008, 16:20   #4
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I suppose that you bought the sib including the wooden motor mount & frame that is attached at the sib's rear, don't you ? If it's missing ask for it, as it's a costly Avon part.

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Old 21 July 2008, 16:52   #5
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I suppose that you bought the sib including the wooden motor mount & frame that is attached at the sib's rear, don't you ? If it's missing ask for it, as it's a costly Avon part.

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No motor mount or floor I'm afraid. I have a freind that is making me the engine mount and Im going to make a floor out of ply.
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Might be an Avon Redcrest
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It's the big brother of the Redcrest. It's an Avon Redseal. That was the only one they made with a front seat.

If you want a motor mount the liferaft servicing guy next to Poole bridge sells them for about 50 quid. He's listed on the Avon website as a servicce centre.
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Old 22 July 2008, 09:41   #8
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redcrest are 9ft 3inches and the redseals are 10ft 3inches and the next size is a redshank at 12 ft 3 ins as nos4r2 just said looks like its the redseal as its the only one with a front seat ,max hp is 4p and can carry 5 persons , if its 10 feet long exactly with a 13 inch tube diameter its late 1960s early 70s the later boats have a 14 inch diameter tube.
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redcrest are 9ft 3inches and the redseals are 10ft 3inches and the next size is a redshank at 12 ft 3 ins as nos4r2 just said looks like its the redseal as its the only one with a front seat ,max hp is 4p and can carry 5 persons , if its 10 feet long exactly with a 13 inch tube diameter its late 1960s early 70s the later boats have a 14 inch diameter tube.
Thanks for that, you certainly know your Avons. I dont supose you know what size the floor would be do you? I am making a one pice one out of ply. I have measured the inside but don't really know how tight to the sides the floor should go at the mo I'm going to go for 36" wide. What do you think?

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if your making a one piece floor it only goes up to where the bow starts to rise or where your feet will go if seated on the front seat ,you can make another board to go in the bow but it will have to be seperate from the main board to cater for the bow rise , i have made boards and usually leave about 4mm clearence so that they are not too tight or slack and dont forget to round off the edges. if using an engine you will need to brace the board from the stern to about halfway along the boat with a couple of 4 cm square batterns to stop the floor flexing when applying power on the engine ,.also handy for fastening eye bolts or cleats to fasten equipment to ,ie fuel tank . the RNLI still use this boat though its kept deflated called X class boat on some of the tyne class lifeboats .
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