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Old 13 April 2007, 04:59   #11
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Old 13 April 2007, 10:01   #12
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Thanks Dan,

If that is the case then it does sound like my boards should be fitted 'upside down' - with the stiffeners facing up, the chamfer on the boards matches the chamfer on the side rails.

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Old 13 April 2009, 14:19   #13
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Hi
I have the same problem with my old Avon S400 I guest is 78-79 model I so frustate because I can`t install the floorboard
Any help will be appreciate
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Old 15 April 2009, 00:32   #14
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Another tip that will make the floorboard installation way easier, is to assemble your oars and slip them under the boat (between the boat fabric and the ground. This will provide a level & rigid surface to push your floorboards down onto. It will also get the floorboards up and off the ground which will make inserting the stringers much easier.
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Old 17 April 2009, 17:24   #15
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Hi
I have the same problem with my old Avon S400 I guest is 78-79 model I so frustate because I can`t install the floorboard
Any help will be appreciate
Here is how I did it on my S250:

1. Make sure the boat is fully deflated.

2. Fit the front triangular (or if you prefer trapezoidal) floorboard first, sliding it forwards, making sure it doesn't catch the seams on the 'tape' that joins the floor to the tubes. Ease it forwards until it will drop in front of the fixed board across the boat. It may help to have someone lift the bow from outside the boat.

3. Assemble the other floorboards together with the side stringers outside the boat. Where the floor boards are tapered on the edges, they should be wider at the bottom than the top.

4. Lift the floorboards into the boat. Slide them to the back, locating the rear board under the retainer on the transom. You'll most likely need an assistant for this

5. Make sure the floorboards are seated correctly along the tubes, and that no seams etc are pinched.

6. Push the floorboards as far back as you can, then use a bolster chisel or similar between the floorboard front edge and the fixed floorboard to lever the floorboards into place. Take care not to trap any part of the tube, floor or keel with the chisel or floorboards.

7. Job done - inflate the boat and off you go. It is possible to do it single handed, but is hugely easier with two people.


I never tried the suggestion by others on here to put an oar under the floor to ease things, may be worth a go.

Cheers

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Old 20 September 2009, 13:29   #16
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16 ft avon typoon

my boat was a 91 4.60 M and my front board had seen better day I made alum brace on top as the edge was warped and just not fit proper . So now what mine looks like is same as the bottom but also on the top works great and does not touch and fabric to damage it easy fix could use wood also just is I did not have marine plywood to use that why alum plate 1/8 inch works great and made for a slite stiffer bow . I am waiting for my 520 work boat and would like to know what year avon went to alum flooring in this model its also the SAS assualt boat 17.5 22 inch tubes I may just fit dimond alum plate with short screws or pop rivits and counter sunk washers to get the rivit to grab come on there must be some ex SAS or Boat service chaps on this site also that model W520 was always ran with twin 30 hp outboard there are alot of cherry 40 hp yamaha kickers for sale up here from 1400 us to 800 us I may buy a pair or two 25 four strokes I also have one 40 yam 4stroke would need one more boy bet that thing would fly with twin 40,s on it any help on the floorboards or finding fuel bladders or gun bags trying to make a brit assualt boat may even hang a non fireing bren on it but mostly looking for the valace bag gun bags & bladders new they are darn spendy looking surplus Kim
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