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Avon Redstart Dinghy price

I'm looking at an Avon redstart dinghy for a tender
I know they have a good reputation
Is $300 a decent price to pay for a 10-15 year old lightly used model with no patches oars, thwart and original pump?
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Re: Avon Redstart Dinghy price

I am a liveaboard cruiser,and for daily use, I have had 2 Avon Dingys both I have had bad luck with and holed them. I like Hard dingys. But if your going to go out 2 to 3 times a year, I would say $300.00 is ok. But if you live aboard and use your dingy everyday go with a hard dingy.
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Re: Avon Redstart Dinghy price

I'm a trailer sailor and druing the warmer months I sail a lot
My boat is tiny (15' LOA) but with a full ballasted keel and cabin that sleep 2 comfortably . So I can't beach it as easily and would be anchoring and paddling ashore.
A hard dinghy could never be stored on deck. So a roll up that fits in the lazarette would be ideal.
I guess a 10-15 yr old Avon might not be the thing to buy anyway
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Re: Avon Redstart Dinghy price

It is kind of old, but if it's been in dark storage for most of that time it may be 'like new'.. hard to tell from here!

Do you know the 'new' price for an equivalent model? It's not difficult to get a transom model under $1K nowadays so I'd expect a doughnut boat to be quite a bit less costly.

Avon ought to be better than Sevylor, but it's at quite a premium - with no warranty in this case, which may be available with the $100 Sevylor or equivalent.

btw I saw a nice Walker Bay inflatable kayak at Steveston Vancouver the other day.. sorry didn't check the price.

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Re: Avon Redstart Dinghy price

New mercury 6ft. 6 Ebay $450. PVC warranty,pump,oars & case. Inflatable Mercury Buster Marine..........Dale

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Re: Avon Redstart Dinghy price

I sold a 15 year old Avon Red Start with a 12 year old 3.5hp motor to a fellow and his wife about 5 years ago for $750. They recently got back from their round Caribbean cruise. Both Red Start and motor continue to function, having had routine maintenance over my and their ownership. I would judge $300 for the boat alone a good deal provided it's in reasonable shape.

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Re: Avon Redstart Dinghy price

A used Avon redstart in reasonable shape will outlast a new PVC sevylor, $300 is not a bad price if in good shape. As I mentioned in your other post, make sure the valves are in good shape, replacing them can cost more than the dingy is worth.
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