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Old 02 September 2008, 06:25   #1
Country: UK - England
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Avon Seasport DL... for a beginner ?

Hi there - already had one post on here but I thought I'd introduce myself properly:

Went out with a friend on what I think was a 5m+ Avon Adventure (115 hp) and had a whole lot of fun - now I'm just having a browse around to see what I could afford and whether it suit what I was trying to do with it...

A Used Avon Seasport DL seems about right - but would it cope with trips pottering around the cost ? The fun I had on Saturday was from Poole Harbour up and down Bournemouth Bay beaching at Studland etc. is that possible in a smaller boat ? What are the downfalls ? It's basically for me, the wife and a fast growing up toddler...

Any input really appreciated,


Something like this for example -

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Old 02 September 2008, 07:05   #2
Country: UK - England
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YOu cant go far wrong with that , but ( there is always a but) I was in a similar posiiton to you a year or two ago & found that the moulded decks etc of the DL restricted the storage I had for kids stuff/ towels etc . Its amazing how much space it all takes up. You shoudl be fine around that bit of the coast in a 4m boat . I have been to the IOW a number of times in my 4 m Avon, but you have to pick your days otherwise everyone ends up wet & worn out.

You dont want to buy my 4m avon do you ?

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Old 02 September 2008, 09:08   #3
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I used to have an Avon Seasport 585 DL and it was a great, very comfy, useable with sunpad in bow and the front and rear lockers are just caves for storage, there is no storage under the middle seats as fuel tanks are in those places. Found it a softer ride to the Avon 620 I had previous. Had quite a few cool accessories like telescopic electric all round white light, higher wakeboard/ski point/pole,

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