Old post I know but if like me your searching the forum and all over the internet for info on Chinooks this might be of interest .
I have recently bought an old 5.5 sea fury and unless I'm missing something I'm not finding much info.
I wanted to know if the Chinook Sea Fury was the predecessor to the Delta Dash and did they use any of the Chinook moulds in the early days.
I have a hull id plate with number and want to know how old the rib is.
I emailed Delta ribs and Charles Dyas has come back to me and said
" I started Chinook in the first instance and took in a partner. The partnership was split up and Chinook went itís separate way, Subsequently the owner then sold out to his works manager, Tony who ran it for a number of years before deciding that he wanted to go flying helicopters, if I remember correctly. Tony offered the business to me and I bought it with the vision of Delta pursuing the Commercial / military boat market with Chinook being the leisure model brand. None of the records survive.
The only person who may possibly be able to help you is Kevin Goulding who runs the Hot Ribs website as he ran a Chinook Sea Fury for a number of years.
Have a good Christmas "
" We scrapped all the Chinook moulds not long after we bought them. There was no connection between them and the Delta range."
So with those questions answered I have know emailed Kevin at hot ribs and we will see what he knows.
If Anyone else has got any info or opinions on the Chinook sea fury please get typing.