Thanks all! Couple of things:
1. The straps over the tubes were done at the insistence of the PO before I drove off. The boat was partially deflated, which accounts for the deflection of the tubes. Good to know for the future though. It only stayed that way for about 30 minutes until I got home. In the future, how should I best anchor her to the trailer to keep her from flopping around while moving down the highway? I don't see any good anchor points other than the grab handles...?
2. While cleaning her this morning, I came across the actual model # tag, and yes, it is indeed a SuperSport S3.45, so props to Downhilldai on that one.
3. The transom does not look like anything has been done to it. In fact other than the addition of a volt meter and lighted compass (both shoddily wired, need to be redone properly) the boat looks remarkably stock. In fact the original Avon pump and unopened repair kit are still in the center console.
I removed the console to clean her out and to also see if I can remove the rear-facing bench in order to create more room.
Does anyone know of a way to store the fuel inside or under this center console unit? (did Avon make any sort of fuel cell that fit in there?). Everything looks nice and tidy until I put in the ugly 6 gal plastic red fuel tank in the rear....
Here are more pictures. I see a lot of negative comments on painting, but the bottoms of the tubes have been painted black and the tops are unpainted. The hull has also been painted, but it is pretty chalky and perhaps in need of a re-do. That being said, my total investment in this boat, motor, and trailer is about $1,000 USD, so I'm not looking to create a restoration project out of it. I just want to make sure it is as seaworthy and utilitarian as possible for making jaunts a mile or so off the coast and 5-10 miles up and down the coast on nice days.
Should I just ignore the small cracks in the white paint, and the oxidized bottom paint?
Is there a good product that will restore a bit of shine/luster and also protect from further UV damage? I know there is a LOT of snake oil sold in Marine supply stores, so I thought I'd check in first and see about peoples' opinions.
Thanks again in advance for the help. Lots to learn about this particular subject!