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Old 29 August 2007, 19:22   #11
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I see you cut off the spray dodger then !
I actually glued down that inch or so flap that remains onto the top of the tube.
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Old 29 August 2007, 19:37   #12
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I don't think the supports are original. They are extremley strong but its just steel painted with black enamal. They work fine as they are, and its another thing that can be replaced later on.

I was also worried about screwing through the floor, but after searching the forum, it seems this is what most people have done.

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I see you cut off the spray dodger then !
I actually glued down that inch or so flap that remains onto the top of the tube.
I left quite alot on while I was cutting the main part off, then went back and trimmed it neatly and glued it down. I now want to finish this off with seam tape, when I find some!
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Old 29 August 2007, 19:46   #13
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You can still buy the transom supports from Avon. Was about 40 quid each two years ago. Speak to your local Avon dealer for some prices.
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Old 04 January 2009, 14:51   #14
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I have read with interest attempts to remove paint from the tubes. I have just bought 4mtr Avon seamaster 1995 with mariner 40 on it. I have a similar problem on that paint has been put over RESCUE sign. Unfortunately it seems to be flaking off so was wondering best way to remove and repaint. Thrown photo on but will try to add one later in the week to show flaking. Any advice would be great
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mee to mate, Im trying in vain to get all this off the strakes -
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I sanded my strakes off with wet or dry sandpaper. They sand OK and you can start with a coarse grade and go finer. The trouble with mine is they are a bit thinner now as they were badly gouged with an angle grinder to several mm depth by someone previously "roughing " them up to glue an orange hypalon rescue sign on them. its tedious work but they do come up OK.
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