In my quest for some original Avon hypalon I have come upon an older sacrificial boat and thwarts. The boat is a 9' Avon redcrest of 1974 vintage. The boat holds air fine and is for the most part still useable and very inexpensive. The thwarts are from an older Avon river rafting boat.
If I buy the redcrest I will get more than enough matching hypalon as well as the exact matching strake to really beef up my sr5.4 tubes. But I'm in conflict with destroying a perfectly good boat. Oh the dilemna!!!
The thwarts are an option if I decide not to destroy a redcrest but I won't have access to matching strake. ahhhh......