Thanks for that Chefpels. Good to know. I suspect the Zodiac boats will be nearly identical in size and materials to the Avon line produced since about 2000 when Zodiac purchased the line. At that time, the boat dimenstions did not change much, but the material did. It's still high-quality material (fabric), just not the same as the original Avon double-sided hypalon. CFM, by the way, is the chemical name for hypalon, which was just a brand name. Thus, boats are still made with "hypalon" although the exact composition of different CFM materials may be different from one manufacturer to another. Yadayadayada. I only follow this because I'm an "old Avon" owner. There are lots of good boats out there now.