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Old 13 December 2008, 04:00   #1
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What is it?

Hello I have recently found this great forum.
I also recently bought an old Avon 3.8m inflatable (grey hypalon) but cannot identify the model. It has an inflatable keel, 4 removable floor boards and one narrow fixed where the hull kicks up, 2 removable seats, a spray dodger and A4 volcano type valves into 3 hull chambers. And has Avon Sportboat on a red oval glued to each pontoon. It came with a 25hp Evinrude that I have dated as 1976 and as it has compression and spark hopefully works.
Sorry I know a picture is worth a thousand words but at present work commitments mean I will not get at the boat till after christmas.
Is there a site that has photos/specifications of old Avons so I can identify my boat?

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Old 13 December 2008, 04:09   #2
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Sound like an Avon S380? I can't remember the exact models but I think the S was for sports boat then the 3 digits its length.
Mine had a plate on the transom which told you all of this.
The boat I had was ancient but it took me about 20 mins with some soapy water and a foam scourer and it looked like new!
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Old 13 December 2008, 07:43   #3
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3.8 metres = 12' 6", which I think would make it either an S300 or an S400.

The main (visible) difference between them is the S300 has a removeable bow dodger whilst the S400's is integral.

There are details visible in this (finished) ebay auction, Item number: 320013698982:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=320013698982

The S400 is slightly heavier than the S300, and can take a 45HP rather than a 30HP outboard.

I'm not sure what the number refers to - It's not length as my S250 is 3.2 metres long. I think it may be to do with maximum outboard power, as S250 = 25HP, S300 = 30HP, S650 = 65HP. Doesn't work for the S400 though

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Old 13 December 2008, 07:46   #4
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I'm not sure what the number refers to

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Internal length?
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Old 13 December 2008, 08:07   #5
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Internal length?
I'm not sure - as the S300 and S400 have the same external length, I would assume they would have the same internal length?

Apart from the maximum outboard allowed and a few 'trim' differences, the only difference between these two boats seems to be that the S400 is 2lb heavier than the S300?

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Old 13 December 2008, 08:42   #6
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just been looking through an old early 70s avon catalouge,though i cannot tie your details up with any particular model the nearest one is a mk 111 at 12feet 6 inches or 383 cm long and is rated at 25 hp max ,do you know the diameter of the tubes it should be about 16 inches or 40cm .
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Old 13 December 2008, 12:46   #7
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And has Avon Sportboat on a red oval glued to each pontoon.
I can't help with the identification but if it comes with two pontoons, I'm not surprised it's heavier!

And welcome to Ribnet, by the way!

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Thanks Chris123 it looks similar to the S300 but instead of inflatable seat it has 2 red fibreglass seats that clip in across the boat.

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Thanks Chris123 it looks similar to the S300 but instead of inflatable seat it has 2 red fibreglass seats that clip in across the boat.

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The S300 had 2 red fibreglass seats as standard - the inflatable seat was an option.

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Thanks guys looks like my boat is S300 then as all the decriptions supplied seem to fit.
My next question will follow in another thread.
Oh and a belated merry christmas to all.
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