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Old 11 December 2014, 15:37   #1
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What size outboard on chinook 5.5

Advice please
I've just bought an old 5.5m chinook ( sea fury ) I think.
I need to know what is max / right size outboard I can fit.
Any info on chinook rib also welcomed.
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Old 12 December 2014, 05:42   #2
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Do you have any pictures? I had one and thought it was a great boat, excellent in the swell. Mine had twin 40hp 2 strokes and was good for 30/32 knots if I remember rightly having twins was good fun but expensive. They'll be old boats now - I'd say mine was 1987?
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Old 13 December 2014, 12:37   #3
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Twins would be nice but as you say probably more expensive to run.
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Any more suggestions greatly received .
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After reading through endless old threads and for sale ads it seems as though a 90hp would be max but a 65hp would do just fine.
Does that sound about right ?
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I would be looking at the transom for ageing and going from their. 70-115 would really push that puppy along but it's all down to your boating knowledge/confidence vs boat age and deterioration
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