Chinook Design

Chinook by Barry Woodhouse

Chinook by Barry Woodhouse, Garden Grove, California 21 April 2010 It took me about 2 ½ years to build my boat, mostly on weekends. I\'ve had her on the water for about one and a half years now. She handles very good.

Chinook by Ron C. Dawson, London, Ontario, Canada

<p>Update April 2013</p> <p> Update January 2013 </p> <p> Thanks for all the info. Don\'t think I will be building any more boats. I had never built one before but I started the \"Chinook\" when I was 74 years old in 2004 and put her in the water 6 years later when I was 80. (It was at my summer place so I could only put limited hours in each year). No one else laid a finger on it except to flip the hull. I did everything myself. </br></br> The good ship \"FINALLY\" has given us a lot of pleasure since the launch at Lion\'s Head Ontario in 2010. </br></br> Ron </p> <p> Update December 2011 </br></br> Hi folks, </p> <p> Last year I sent you a photo of my partially completed plywood Chinook. Here is the completed picture. This is my first boat and took me 6 years of spare time to build so we named her the \"FINALLY\".</p> <p>Powered by a 115hp Yamaha she sits up on plane nicely and performs well. She has been in the waters of Georgian Bay for a year now and been on a few overnight trips.</p> <p>I was 75 when I started this project. You\'re never too old to start a labor of love. The only others to touch this boat in the building were 10 teenagers who turned the hull over onto the trailer so I could complete the cabin etc. Thought you might find this of interest.</p> <p>Best wishes of the season and keep up the great work you do.</p> Ron C. Dawson, Pres.

Chinook by Charles Reap, Arlington, Virginia

Updated January 2017 - After a tad over 1 1/2 years, my Chinook, "Hours and Ours" is about ready to launch! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! Updated June 2016 January, 2016


9 Responses to Chinook Design

  1. Everett says:

    how much do the plans for a 20 foot long by 8 foot 6 inch wide aluminium chinook cost

  2. Rod Hogg says:

    I have just completed building an aluminum Chinook (20.5 ft version) if anyone wants advice on this build I would be happy to provide them with my experiences during the 8 month build that I have just completed.

  3. Charlie says:

    Will somebody that is or plans to build a Chinook please contact me ASAP?

  4. Ron C. Dawson says:

    Hull has 3 coats of epoxy, 1 layer of fiberglass and 3 more coats of epoxy

    • Doug Squires says:

      Hi Ron,

      I live in Ottawa and plan on building a Chinook. Was hoping to start last fall but had to push it off so looking at starting this spring/summer.

      I purchased the study plans and am working on some cost estimates for materials. What type of wood did you use? did you purchase any supplies from Glen-L or locally?

      were there any issues with the build?


  5. ron couper says:

    please help: where Barry purchased the brackets for the boat cover? i cannot find anything like them in Australia …thanks Ron

  6. Brendan says:

    Did you fiberglass your boat at all?

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