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Old 15 February 2011, 10:34   #1
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Are Avon not telling us something ?

So am trying to work out how wide the boat is so I can work out if it will go through the gate to launch at Hamworthy ( the car does just), but on checking the Avon website its all gone a bit 'tender' ......

http://www.avoninflatables.co.uk/


Are they stopping the Adventure series or am I missing something ? ( dont worry the SRs are still on the milpro sections.) Part of the Avon Zodiac conspiracy or am I seeing tings that dont exist ?
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Old 15 February 2011, 10:56   #2
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I think there is something like that, zodiac do competing ranges, so i believe they are sharing the ranges between them so as not to compete as they are the same company now.

http://www.avon-ribs-boats.co.uk/

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Old 15 February 2011, 16:51   #3
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Assuming you're talking about the slipway at Lake Road (rather than Cobbs Quay - expensive!) where the width is 2m, a quick Google shows an Avon Adventure 410 (yours?) at 6' 3"! In theory, it will fit but it will be tight!
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Are the tubes capable of being deflated?
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Are the tubes capable of being deflated?
After Pete's experience on the Xmas Jolly to the Folly that could be a touchy question....capable of being deflated? - yes! (sorry Pete!)
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After Pete's experience on the Xmas Jolly to the Folly that could be a touchy question....capable of being deflated? - yes! (sorry Pete!)
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Yes, use the valve this time Pete.
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Hmmmm - appreciate all the 'helpfull' comments ........yep the one at lake road . I hope its 'calmer than Baiter ( and not 10 & Cobbs quay want 40 from memory just to launch and recover !!!)

Well the Santa Fe fitted through today without too much worry with a few inches either side (wing mirrors folded) . I've got the 'old' 4m so a little thinner I think then the 410. I drove around the shingle a bit which seems solid enough to drive on ( famous last words).

No wind or tide to 'throw' me so hopefully no 'pop/hiss' sounds .....and no sharp outboards waiting for me .

May be going to Wareham on Sunday with Streaker & Nestor ( maybe just Nestor- its great selling a boat and still being able to go on it - I recommend it !)

I'll take my clamseal just to be on the safe side though !

David - if I go I'll be in touch
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Let me know if you go: the wiring harness has been once again been replaced today under warranty (second time now) to cure the engine cut outs but I'd still like the reassurance of another boat.

I'm not free to try the boat on Saturday but the tides look good for Sunday - although they weren't bad last time we went to Wareham together and that cost despite the insurance!

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PS Why not sling it in the Upcoming Cruises if you're going?
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