Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland USA
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We have owned our Avon for more than 5 years, only thing I have done is apply some adhesive to the rub rail. It stay inflated on our fore-deck all summer. The design should be based on what you want to do with it, where your going to keep it stored and how much your willing to spend.
Previously we own a Zodiac, didn't last but three years before it need some costly patch work near the transom.