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Old 05 February 2006, 13:44   #1
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Star Grazing?

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when i was cleaning my rib today i noticed that at the front of the hull some star grazing ( i think thats the right term ) at the same place on both sides of the hull. The rib was bought new in October 2005 and has only beed used a handfull of times. Should i be concerened about this? the hull comes with a 1 year replace 4 year repair warranty. Is this a normal occourance in such a young boat? my other boat - a Sealine has some but its over 20 years old now.
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Old 06 February 2006, 11:06   #2
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Inside or out. you got any pics mate.

I had problems with an Avon under warranty. Faults and glazing all over the place.

Give us some more info.

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Old 06 February 2006, 11:11   #3
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I think the correct term you are looking for is crazing? These star shapes are not much to worry about and are common on older boats, but on a 2005 Avon
I would take it back to the dealer and see what he says as early crazing could suggest a structual weakness. If he reels off a load of crap about it being common I would suggest getting it surveyed.
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Apparently Avon leisure hulls etc are now made by Zodiac in France - Avon in llanellie make the tubes which are shipped over to France and fitted - then the complete boat is shipped back to the UK to be sold!!!

To think a few years ago Avon owned zodiac - should never have sold out!!!
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arent some avon hulls made at the sbs factory just down the road from Mr Manning?
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arent some avon hulls made at the sbs factory just down the road from Mr Manning?
Probably the commercial ones??? Avon still build their own REAL boats!!!
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Probably the commercial ones??? Avon still build their own REAL boats!!!
I have to ask this, why the ??? and !!!, why so many and repeated?
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I have to ask this, why the ??? and !!!, why so many and repeated?

Don't know - force of habit???!!!!!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?
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The fault with my boat was a design fault.

The floor pan was moving seperately to the bottom of the hull and causing stress fractures all along the join.

Avon had a modification kit fitted and repaired the bad bits at a local boat yard. It took ages and the boat yard needed a right kick up the jacksy to get it done properly. Working on my little avon didn't seem very important compared to the other large boats they were working on.

All I wanted to do then was get rid of it.

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Star crazing is generally caused by impact rather than flexing - do the areas of crazing correspond with any pressure points from the trailer?
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