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Old 05 August 2015, 10:15   #11
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Ask to see it inflated. Once the floor boards are in the and the tubes inflated (even if the valves don't hold, you should still be able to pump it up) the floor boards shouldn't move and should be tight against the tubes.

It's possible that you don't need the aluminium beams that my Avon has.

If it doesn't look right, it probably isn't. And as the description says everything but the valves are ok, you're within your right to walk away.
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Old 05 August 2015, 10:19   #12
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This one discussed here Help with project doesn't have aluminium bars either View image: 7144315fvq
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Old 05 August 2015, 13:42   #13
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Time for some honest advice.

£45 is buttons, but its the amount you will have to spend to get it on the water thats the problem.

Of the 3 boards shown, one of them is seat, but not for that boat. If its even the correct doimensions you will then need the webbing mount points which are about £25, but thats not essential.

No idea what the other boards are, but they are not the floor, You cant use the boat without a wooden floor in it. I would guess you can get wood at trade, but still £50 plus time (4 or 5 hours) plus varnish/paint £10.

You are also going to need a pump, paddles, ropes add another £50. Then another £30 for valves and at least 2 pots of 2 pack glue £40.

So IF and its a big IF the boat holds air, you are on the water for£225 and thats probably £100 more than the boats worth.

More bad news, you can clearly see lots of glue sticking things back on the boat and if the glue has failed in one place it will have failed in others. There is also a significant piece of damage to the top of one of the tubes near the transom which may or may not effect the the tubes themselves.

Do your self a favour and walk away, find a boat thats in 1 piece and enjoy time on the water not in the garage.
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Old 05 August 2015, 14:05   #14
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Thanks for the honest advice I do appreciate it I didn't realise it would need that much work I have just told the guy I don't want it as I've not paid for it I'll take your advice and keep any eye out for one that's in one piece
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