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Old 07-13-2019   #1
 
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Avon raft identification

Hello new raft owner here trying to figure out what model Avon I have. It’s 14ft, 3 thwarts and is a bucket boat. Any help is appreciated
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Old 07-14-2019   #2
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Not sure of the model but the year of manufacture is the last numbers of the serial number. I think.
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Old 07-15-2019   #3
 
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Avon

Looks like a Ranger.
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Old 07-15-2019   #4
 
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Well, 14 foot Avon's were called the Adventurer, but this one looks narrow from the photos. The last 2 numbers of the serial are the year of manufacture..
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Old 07-15-2019   #5
 
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The last 2 numbers of the serial are the year of manufacture..
I thought this was the case as well when I got an old 16' Avon bucket boat that I thought was from 1985, but further research indicated that Avon didn't use leafield valves until 1999... which my boat has and his boat seems to from the pics. Older boats had military valves.

https://www.nrs.com/repair/boat_reference_chart.asp
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Old 07-15-2019   #6
 
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This boat caught my interest too. From the extra black chafing material around the whole top of the tubes and extra wide and longer black skid material on the bottom, definitely professionally applied or factory installed. Boat owner must of had a special purpose in mind for it's use. The large number glued on, could mean there was more than just the one built. May be military, commercial, etc. use. Are you sure it's an Avon, it looks like one. Maybe one of our expert boat repare crew could help us out here.(Zach)
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Old 07-15-2019   #7
 
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What logo is on the side?

It looks like a ranger to me. And that number on it is very similar to what we ran at Rivers whitewater in Fville WV on all of our Avons boats. And I think our Rangers were 13.5 and 14'

Where did you pick it up from?
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Old 07-15-2019   #8
 
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Ok,

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Well, 14 foot Avon's were called the Adventurer, but this one looks narrow from the photos. The last 2 numbers of the serial are the year of manufacture..
I would go with Avon Adventurer too. It's in great condition, nice grab. Have fun.
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Old 07-15-2019   #9
 
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HIN's (Hull Identification NUmber) can be confusing around this vintage of boat... NRS actually has a pretty comprehensive discussion:

https://www.nrs.com/learn/identify-your-boat.asp

After 1984 things got simpler, but I think there was still the use of letters to designate the month of manufacture/compliance up into the 90's...

Coast Guard assigns HIN's and has a very comprehensive database... which the great state of Newtah either doesn't recognize or access (...those sneaky feds, could be a plot to usurp state's authority). At least when I try to register my Incept, which has a CG designation ("INC"), the DMV can't find it... so it's "unknown" on my registration (which is required only when I carry a motor).
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Old 07-15-2019   #10
 
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HIN's (Hull Identification NUmber) can be confusing around this vintage of boat... NRS actually has a pretty comprehensive discussion:

https://www.nrs.com/learn/identify-your-boat.asp
Interesting... this would suggest my boat is an 85, but the link I posted above suggests that the presence of leaffield valves implies post 1999.

Unless the valves were replaced? Mine are Avon branded valves with their logo on them, which suggested to me that they were the original valves, but who knows I guess.
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