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Old 17 November 2016, 14:52   #1
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Avon seasider 4.7

Anyone know the history of the 4.7 for sale on gumtree?
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Old 17 November 2016, 15:36   #2
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it could be whispers old one.. on Ribnet... if so it didnt have that stainless plate on transom. thats a concern
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Old 17 November 2016, 15:40   #3
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Yes that's what is worrying me!
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I was going to see it this weekend but I wonder why the transom isn't plated on the inside as well with no obvious signs of damage the vendor appears to know nothing about it!
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Old 17 November 2016, 16:33   #5
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Any one else any ideas?
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My old 4.7 had a very similar SS plate on the transom (See picture). I got the boat from a sailing club who had it from new and they fitted the plate to prevent the engine being stolen by someone cutting the transom.
The transom was sound and I had no reason to doubt their explanation.
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Old 17 November 2016, 17:12   #7
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Thanks for that virtually identical! Thanks again Bob
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From memory that was from a sailing club in Oxfordshire, those plates were fitted to stop the transom from being chainsaw'd to get the engine off. I think all their boats were the same after several thefts.
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Lol, just read A.C's post
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Thanks Whisper!
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