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Old 22 February 2011, 17:57   #11
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Might it be possible to re-phrase the question so that Avon aren't seen to be making recommendations, but rather providing original dimensions?

Eg. "could you tell me what thickness transom a 1980's SR would have had?". That way they are just giving you the original specs and it's up to you what you do with that information.

Perhaps I'm being too naive (not uncommon for me ).

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thanks ian, yes totally worth a shot, I just want facts, I not a blame culture person like so many in this country, what I do Im responsible for
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Old 22 February 2011, 18:03   #12
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thanks guys really nice comments there - Im not a troublemaker , just trying to do a quality job and make it safe to original spec, should I move the boat on, its not (in my book) in the spirit of boating to do something unsafe, just wanted some guidance, peoples lives may depend on it being a proper job, I also take great pride in things I do and wheres the seas concerned nothing gets done by half,
a few years back I called avon spoke to chap when it was avon and spoke to a really helpfull who was clearly involved in the production of SRs and a fountain of knowledge even down the classic "searider" ORANGE confusion, ral2004 bs592 etc (inprinted in my brain!)
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Old 23 February 2011, 03:25   #13
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I find myself saddened by some of the replies here. We are supposed to be one of the more adventurous elements of society, yet here we are, if not condoning, at least accepting the arse covering antics of a large organisation
Cheer up, don't be sad. Why don't you have an adventure and lobby Avon/Zodiac for a Public Service Department? They're a big company and it's time they "gave something back". They'd only need a couple of dedicated staff to run it. You know the sort of stuff - colours for each year, tube sizes, tube and hull fittings, flooding hull mods, deck and transom rebuilds, console dimensions, engine heights, etc., etc., etc.
BTW, I don't condon Avon/Zodiac's "policy", if that's what it is - I agree with it.
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thanks guys really nice comments there - Im not a troublemaker , just trying to do a quality job and make it safe to original spec, should I move the boat on, its not (in my book) in the spirit of boating to do something unsafe, just wanted some guidance, peoples lives may depend on it being a proper job, I also take great pride in things I do and wheres the seas concerned nothing gets done by half,
Was that sarcasm? You posted "private" Avon/Zodiac correspondence on the web for comment and you got it. My reply may not have supported your position but it was measured and probably accurate - I know you will do a superb job on the RIB, your other work is legendary on here, but Avon/Zodiac don't know that. To them you're just one of the hordes of Garageista timewasters looking for cheap Avons - not their problem.
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Old 23 February 2011, 03:57   #14
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Much as it bothers me, I kinda agree with Willk. Avon are not gonna dedicate a great deal of resource to rebuilding old shaggers.

I'd have thought, if you spec decent marine ply to the correct dimensions, you'll be as good, or poss better than the original.
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Old 23 February 2011, 04:39   #15
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Cheer up, don't be sad. Why don't you have an adventure and lobby Avon/Zodiac for a Public Service Department? They're a big company and it's time they "gave something back". They'd only need a couple of dedicated staff to run it. You know the sort of stuff - colours for each year, tube sizes, tube and hull fittings, flooding hull mods, deck and transom rebuilds, console dimensions, engine heights, etc., etc., etc.
BTW, I don't condon Avon/Zodiac's "policy", if that's what it is - I agree with it.


Was that sarcasm? You posted "private" Avon/Zodiac correspondence on the web for comment and you got it. My reply may not have supported your position but it was measured and probably accurate - I know you will do a superb job on the RIB, your other work is legendary on here, but Avon/Zodiac don't know that. To them you're just one of the hordes of Garageista timewasters looking for cheap Avons - not their problem.
fair point willk, noted
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Old 23 February 2011, 04:49   #16
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I just want facts, I not a blame culture person like so many in this country, what I do Im responsible for
I think you hit the nail on the head there.

The big problem is that it's part of the culture these days.
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Old 24 February 2011, 16:16   #17
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dutch searider works

Have a look on http://www.avonsearider.nl/index.php...=243&Itemid=29
a friend of mine has replaced his deck.

maybe usefull.

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thanks bert, great site!!!! great build pics, I need to learn more of your language to navigate the site better - lots of cool content, thanks
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Have a look on http://www.avonsearider.nl/index.php...=243&Itemid=29
a friend of mine has replaced his deck.

maybe usefull.

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Wow .. thats inspiration for anyone that .. a lot of work
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Cheer up, don't be sad. Why don't you have an adventure and lobby Avon/Zodiac for a Public Service Department? They're a big company and it's time they "gave something back". They'd only need a couple of dedicated staff to run it. You know the sort of stuff - colours for each year, tube sizes, tube and hull fittings, flooding hull mods, deck and transom rebuilds, console dimensions, engine heights, etc., etc., etc.
BTW, I don't condon Avon/Zodiac's "policy", if that's what it is - I agree with it.


Was that sarcasm? You posted "private" Avon/Zodiac correspondence on the web for comment and you got it. My reply may not have supported your position but it was measured and probably accurate - I know you will do a superb job on the RIB, your other work is legendary on here, but Avon/Zodiac don't know that. To them you're just one of the hordes of Garageista timewasters looking for cheap Avons - not their problem.

Just to add my 2p's worthi, i'm trying to buy a new inflatable from Avon and it's like getting blood from a stone, anyone would think they don't like selling new boats
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