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Old 07 April 2020, 16:02   #1
Country: USA
Town: Fairhope
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
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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.



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Old 07 April 2020, 16:24   #2
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Country: UK - England
Make: Avon Searider SR4
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50
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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.

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

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