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Old 10 July 2019, 17:33   #1
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Bow Cover on Avon Rib

Hi Guys... First post so please be gentle! ����

I've just bought an Avon rib with what can only be described as a bow cover?

I'd like to remove this so that I can put a seat in there as it would be an ideal place for a passenger. It's a waste of space in my opinion so what do I need to remove it without damaging the tubes?

Thanks in advance guys...

Oh and, does anyone know what sort of Avon rib it is? Shes 4 meters in length...
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Old 10 July 2019, 18:06   #2
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Hi Kelvin

It looks like the best little rib in the world - a 4m Avon Searider although Iím looking at it on my phone. On here often referred to as an SR4.
The bow cover or dodger is a great idea on a rib this size as you will stuff the front end going over a bar at some stage and it may help a bit.
Seats at the bow of a small rib are rarely considered a good idea and called suicide seats with some reason.
I would look at changing the seating arrangement around with maybe 2 double jockey seats next to each other. It gets frowned upon sometimes but people can sit on the tubes as well.
Big fun boat though!
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Itís an Avon Supersport.
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It looks like I need a bigger screen
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:48   #7
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Itís an Avon Supersport.
I thought the SuperSports were SIBs?
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The bow cover or dodger is a great idea on a rib this size as you will stuff the front end going over a bar at some stage and it may help a bit
It's mainly used on a lake and river and very very rarely will it get used in the sea. Looks like I will have to get longer control cables and move the existing console forward to get something in behind...
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Old 11 July 2019, 13:54   #9
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I just purchased an older 13' Avon with the same thing. I needed the space for an agile bowman for conducting rescue work on the river. To remove it, get a heat gun and apply some heat but don't get it too hot. Low heat over time is the key. You should be able to get a corner so peel somewhere. Be very gentle around any seam tape that is used on the main tubes running the opposite direction. Toluol is another tool that can help. As the rubber is peeling up, take a small brush with just a little bit of Toluol on it and swipe at the underside while under a little pressure. Be careful with Toluol around other seams as well. Any residue from the cover can be removed with a nylon brush wheel and a steady hand. Good luck.
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Thanks for the help and advice guys..!
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