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post #8 of Old 06-06-2013
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Re: Opinions on Avon Redstart dinghy

I just picked up a redcrest and a Johnson Seahorse 2hp for $400 on craigslist. Both are in fair to good shape. Engine started and ran with no problem. Boat has no patches but is obviously a bit old. But hey, this setup is close to $2k new.

I bought a ryobi cordless inflator which is perfect for inflating it at the side of the lake (on the boat I have a 12V inflator).

Just commenting that I thought this would fit in my cockpit locker because of the lack of transom and rigid floor- it won't, or if it did it would be really tight and difficult. I don't know what other 26' boats are like but it just isn't gona fit in mine. Of course I can stuff it in the V birth but there is just no place it's going to properly stow.

My sevylor fishhunter on the other hand takes up almost no space.

Not that big a deal, I have a lake 500' from the house this can be used on and I'm happy with the engine.
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