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Old 03 September 2018, 20:08   #1
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Chinook Sea Fury 5.5m restoration

I recently purchased this Chinook Sea Fury 5.5m rib. However, it needs a new deck as the original plywood has rotted!

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Old 03 September 2018, 20:20   #2
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First, we stripped everything off of the boat back to just the hull and tubes..

Then proceeded to take the console off using a vibrating cutter, after this we started with the deck but after blunting the blade we used a diamond blade in the grinder to reveal just how badly the wood has rotted.
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Old 13 January 2020, 18:19   #3
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How did the repairs go. I have a 5.5 Chinnok.
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Old 14 January 2020, 15:34   #4
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Hi mate, yeah looking very good now... we put additional strength to the rear knees, new deck with a recessed tank space.. pictures will follow
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Old 14 January 2020, 15:42   #5
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Old 14 January 2020, 15:44   #6
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What engine do you have on yours? And what top end did you achieve?
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Is she the original Safewater 1? I think I recognise the tube mods and a few other bits. I used to use her for a few years as a training boat from 1997 onwards on the Rio Mersey!
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Is she the original Safewater 1? I think I recognise the tube mods and a few other bits. I used to use her for a few years as a training boat from 1997 onwards on the Rio Mersey!


She is mate! Bought her a bit worse for wear but nearly completed for the new season
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Old 22 November 2022, 21:12   #9
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Just seen a tidy 5.5 come up a little smaller than I was looking for but interested to know how you are getting on.

What motor and what’s the top end you can see
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