Just not a fan when compared to others. Their rub rails fail (the worst part is AVON knows it but doesn't do anything to resolve it), the oar locks are a joke, and I find them overpriced FWYG
Ahhh, I see what you mean. You're right about the design of the oar locks, and the rub rails do need to be reglued sometimes. Both annoying issues, I agree. We have two older, used hypalon Avons--we didn't set out to buy Avon specifically, just found them at a reasonable price used so we bought them. One is 17, the other 15 years old.
I don't know if we'd buy a new
Avon or not, but both of these dinghies hold air and work (knock on wood), even at their current age. Not bad. This may have more to do with them being hypalon than being made by Avon, but I thought I'd mention it.