Originally Posted by Will Amette
Poke around here and Craigslist and see what folks are asking for similar set-ups in similar condition. Just ignore that guy in Englewood, Colorado (also Eugene, Oregon) with the overpriced Avon.
And remember, what folks are asking for their gear, what its worth, and what they will get for it are 3 different things. I see boats on Craigslist with a price and go WTF??? Really don't want to sell that do you?.
Funny that you should mention Avon's. I'm an Avon snob, yes, I own nothing else in a round boat, and love them. While I have had my big water boat, a Pro, professionally restored, including original Avon material "D" rings and a new yellow Rub Strake, were I looking to buy another I'd pay a premium just cause it's an Avon, nothing else out there handles like an Avon, be it a oarframe or paddleboat.
As there wasn't a link (and no, I'm not in the market for another boat) I can't comment on the guys in Englewood or Eugene, but I have seen fully rigged Pro's go for 5 to 8 grand depending on what was included and the year / condition, all day long.
There are a lot of us snob's out there that believe them to be simply the best boats made for our purposes.