Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 07 April 2020, 16:02   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Fairhope
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 1
Greeting and Looking for Info

Hi, I picked up an Avon CRRC 520 and am working to get it ready for the water. I know nothing about the boat other than I like it. I have a leak in the rapid inflation system and need a part/repair kit, and I have no idea where to get it.

The boat is an older one and was a US Coast Guard boat at some point. Very good shape for the age. The serial number ends in 91. Is that the year?

I plan to power it with a 25hp Yamaha after I get the leaks fixed.

I have owned many boats and currently own a Skeeter ZX2400 Bay Boat that I use in Mobile Bay and surrounding areas for fishing. Looking to get this RIB going for just cruising and fun.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim
__________________

__________________
jimguffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 April 2020, 16:24   #2
Member
 
Tim M's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Avon Searider SR4
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,836
Hi Jim. Sounds like a nice boat. Avon have an excellent reputation for quality - your boat has many years left in it. There are 1970s Avon's still in regular use. Have you got a photo?

The tube material is hypalon. So you need a hypalon repair kit which will comprise of spare hypalon fabric to use as a patch, and 2-part hypalon specific glue. There's lots of repair kits on Amazon/ebay etc along with specialist retailers. In the US, West Marine sell all the stuff you need. There's lots of posts on here about how to do repairs.

Here's a good example of what you need. The tool is a seam roller - you might need to buy that separately on Amazon etc - Home depot also sell them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRO-HYPAL...nPaSrSjXcdBsGg

PS. Yes, the last two digits of the HIN are the year, so yours is a 1991.
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 May 2020, 17:00   #3
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: New York City
Boat name: SR6M
Make: Avon
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130
MMSI: 338232981
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 54
RIBase
I had a 1988 Avon 520 that was alright - BUT needed more than 40 HP to move properly. The boat is heavy!
__________________
Gynner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.