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Avon Inflatable Boat, Valves -- Parts - Service
from Westport Marina on Lake Champlain

Avon inflatable boats
Models-Years Hull ID plates Zodiac Valves Zod Sales/Service Metal IC Valves Oarlocks Avon Valves

A4 Valve Used on dinghies
1960 through '80s.

A7 Valve used about
1978 through 1991
B7 Valve used about
A and B Valves
Avon A4Valve
Avon A7 valve Avon B7 valve cap

Replacement parts no longer available
Repair kit "V0001" difficult to install, and usually faiils.
We no longer use or sell it.
Must cut out old valve and replace with C-7 on fabric doubler.
Not advised unless you have experience
and climate controlled room for gluing.

Note: all valves will leak unless cap is in place, screwed down tight
and has a good seal.

. Still "iffy" for 25+ year old inflatable boats, past their normal useful life span.


C7 Valve Used from about 2000

Note: Service of valve is to replace cap, or cap and valve, by carefully unscrewing valve holding on to base collar. To replace entire valve, you must cut out old valve and glue in replacment mounted in fabric.
Use glue for Hypalon fabrics.
or a universal glue that is ok for both


C7 Valve & Cap
V00504 grey
Screws into collar inside tube.

Cap only
V01849 Grey

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Note: ALL valves will leak slowly unless the cap is screwed down tight.
Sometimes just adjusting or "fluffing up" the "seal" or O Ring may stop a slow leak.
You could try sliding a strip of dental "tape" under the seal to raise it.

Before buying a used inflatable, please be sure you know what you are getting into.
We get several inquiries a week from buyers of used "like new" inflatables that are very costly or impossible to repair!
We also hear about commercial type boats "retired" from Government use that have missing valves.
The valves and even ID plates were often removed in order to diasble the boat from further use. Do not buy them!

Please e-mail us about parts questions or for repair suggestions.
We urge you to determine first the model and year of your boat .
The last two digits of the Avon Hull or serial number denote the year.

Westport Marina on Lake Champlain
20 Washington Street   PO Box 410, Westport NY 12993-0410
(518) 962-4356 for general questions only; Specific part look-ups must be by e-mail.

E-mail questions to: TheCrew@WestportMarina.com or tech@shipstore.com

Updated 6 Oct 2015
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