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Old 04 May 2009, 17:14   #1
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What model is my Avon?

Hi, first post here but I've already learned a lot from this forum just reading late into the night!

I've had this Avon for a couple of years since getting it off Ebay and I use it for summertime messing around on the Thames. Its my first boat and I've enjoyed it enough to want to buy something similar but newer but I don't know what to look for as I have no idea what model it is.

The only identifying features I can give are that it is 4.5m total boat length and has Avon Sportboat on the bows, but I've seen other things with sportboat on them.

Any ideas anyone? Or suggestions for modern equivalents of similar size?

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Old 04 May 2009, 17:34   #2
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You'd probably need to ask Avon that with the serial number-though I don't know how helpful they'll be.
I seem to remember the model numbers not being a length guide (which is unusual).
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Old 04 May 2009, 18:31   #3
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Avon are VERY helpful. Last week I bought a military spec SIB off e bay and contacted them with a photo. They were able to confirm the model as one of theirs and when I send them the serial no. they will tell me the year of manufacture, etc. Go on to their website and see if your SIB is on it. Otherwise contact them and they will help you out.
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Old 04 May 2009, 19:31   #4
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You don't need to contact Avon to work out the year of manufacture, if you have the serial no.
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Old 05 May 2009, 03:14   #5
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Hope this helps, Look like its a Avon s4.00 sportsboat, this model was dated late 70s to ealy 80s,the craft in the picture was fitted with the extras shown in pic five.
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Wow it will take 40hp - what a difference - these days most people would say a 25 was too much.........

No wonder they had mullet hairstyles in those days - it was the slipstream that did it!!!
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Wow it will take 40hp - what a difference - these days most people would say a 25 was too much.........

No wonder they had mullet hairstyles in those days - it was the slipstream that did it!!!
Don't forget there's a couple of caveats to that-it'd have to be a carbed 2 stroke 40hp-and it'd be wild with a post '86 prop rated one . A 4 stroke or the new tech 2 strokes would be way too heavy.

Sixy's 3.4m Zodiac was bonkers with 20hp!
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You don't need to contact Avon to work out the year of manufacture, if you have the serial no.
Last Two digits of serial No. will give you the year of manufacture.
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Old 05 May 2009, 14:53   #9
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Thanks everyone for the advice; only problem is that there is no longer a serial number, at least not that I can see. Where would it be?
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