I'm seriously starting thinking of re-tubing my 6.2m Chinook Sea Fury.
Pro's - I like the boat, seems very heavy build, handles rough sea well, hull seems fine etc
Cons - unsure of age - diferent engine options have been fitted in the past, now using twin 1989 Mariner (Yamaha) twin carb 40's. Old holes seem to be well filled and transom seems fine..
- doesn't have power tilt or trim
-I have re-wired but console will need some attention to properly fill in the old holes
- only a backrest fitted so loads of deck space but no comfortable seats for longer trips
Currently there are only 3 compartments (I think 5 would be better!) and the bow to port tube seam is leaking and hard to seal.
All the tubes have patches and have seen better days.
Happy with performance and handliing though and its too nice a boat to scrap..
See video's here ‪seafurydiving‬‏ - YouTube
Would welcome anyone else's opinion, likely costs and recommendations for re-tube companies near Poole / Southampton