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Old 09-06-2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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Any one got any comments good or bad on the avenger hull?
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:57 PM   #2
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Don Shead design, old, but not too bad, quite a lot of rocker in them if I remember correctly.

What size are you looking at, think they did 16', 19' and 21'
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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Cheers Jon, it would be a 21. Does not to bad mean Not to good?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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Cheers Jon, it would be a 21. Does not to bad mean Not to good?
No, not really, dunno how it would compete with a late P21 or similar, they're all gonna be pretty old now, so watch out for rot in the structures.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:04 AM   #5
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Like most things times moves on, 16' looks very dated now. & it never really had the legs even when new was just a tad heavy.
19' was I think the nicest & proved sucsessful in class III
21' was a good class III racer in it's day running twin 100 BP's mercs in what was IIID. Good sea boat strong a very good all rounder. I think it's lines still hold up well. Put it against a Phantom or Ring the latters would win but thats because things move on. But if you not intrested in top end what a great boat.

All getting long in the tooth so be ready for some repairs & updating. Got some pics somewhere will try & dig them out.
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AENGER HULLS

Having had quite a bit to do with Avenger in the past, (with family connections, having been a Don Shead Design in the late 60,s/ early 70's), and having owned a 21 I would agree with Blufin. The one thing to beware of is that they are very wet in a following sea with very little recovery in the bow. A little bit like a Frode they need a driver with commitment, if you are faced with a big following sea and the bow drops in you have to keep the power on to drive out of the wave, back of and you will get very very wet. As Jon says they will all be pretty old now, ply stringers etc could be rotten under the glass, transom very likely to be dodgy around the motor bolt holes. If you can find a good cheap one go for it, they will soon be a classic. Come to think of it if you see a nice 21 I may be interested ! With a decent XR2 on they will still run very well, cockpit etc isn't as big as the equivalent Phantom/ Marshan/ Ring as the beam was considerably less.
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