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  2. brclark82

    Window material - Tempered Glass?

    My windshield says the same thing and I use rain x and it works great
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  4. Mi3sons

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    Go on eBay or Craigslist and get the correct prop
  5. Chaparral Rider

    CRAParral Never buy!

    Soldier is a seasoned poster. These posts never stay the course anyway. I like the different avenues they tend to go.
  6. gr8lakes

    CRAParral Never buy!

    It's not okay, but there's a path forward. If you expect to buy a new boat defect free, have it work perfectly forever, and have the manufacturer compensate you for your vacations days off, thats frankly unrealistic. You probably never owned a boat before, or youre disingenuous. The OP did not ask for help, the OP asked no one to buy ever again. We welcome all here on these forums seeking help, including representatives from other boat builders, and people who only started posting last week, which includes both soldier and bomboy, hmmm ... Dont feed the trolls. Mods: i recommend locking this thread.
  7. Chaparral Rider

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    I'm seeing the difference between an enthusiast and a person who can finance 50 grand and bring a boat home. Maybe the worst thing as I'm thinking about this from a larger perspective is that 50k is chump change at best when talking boats these days. That 50 grand is maybe the least amount of money you can spend to bring a new budget boat home.
  8. Japool

    RPM Gauge not working properly

    I have a 2016 287 SSX that I purchased new last year. The analog RPM gauge has started to not work properly. It rests between 3000 and 4000 RPM when the engine is off and only flutters a little when the engine is turned on. While underway, it may go up a notch or two. The engine sounds and feels fine at idle and under power. Does anyone have any thoughts on what may be causing this? Any troubleshooting tips that I can take before I go to dealer?
  9. Chaparral Rider

    CRAParral Never buy!

    Don't forget about the 9.85% income tax, the 8% sales tax, the third highest cost of living including rentals but excluding housing and of course the 90 day summer. It's not for everyone.
  10. Update: False Alarm. Turns out the lamp is pretty hard to see during the day: Daylight Evnening Looks like the system is still charged and ready.
  11. Phillbo

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    Yes. I would never buy a car without a steering wheel.
  12. Futzin'

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?/topic/1839-ok-this-topic-gets-a-lot-of/
  13. JimSchuuz

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    thanks, I appreciate it!
  14. JimSchuuz

    2017 H2O hunting while at low speed

    I noticed that too, today.
  15. Futzin'

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    both . . .
  16. Futzin'

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    good, rational post . . .
  17. JimSchuuz

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    Thanks, I appreciate the response. But, is it to changing the pitch on just one prop, or is it to changing out both props to 28P? Absent anyone else making a REALLY good case, I'll trust your judgment on this because you sound as if you have experience with it.
  18. brclark82

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    So from what I gather it sounds like the gps, horn and speedo don’t work. The rest is just design choices you don’t like, unless I missed something. Also it seems they are not responsive to fixing the above mentioned problems. Those 3 things seems fairly minor as long as your dealer will fix them. If not then I would have a problem too, Chap at this point probably has little to do with this and you have more of an issue with the dealer. I had very similar problems with my brand new boat last year but they were fixed very quickly and I have no issues. As far as the design of the boat, I can’t imagine spending $50k without understanding what I do and don’t like about the layout. Mine was $45k last year and I can’t tell you the number of hours I spent researching and looking. Good luck
  19. JimSchuuz

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    Please, tell me how exactly they're supposed to respond to the questions "why didn't you put in a glove box?" or "why didn't you make storage to fit MY fishing poles?" What answer would be acceptable to you? You can call us Chaparral employees all you like, but we aren't. However, it sounds more like you're a Bayliner employee... are you? Be honest.
  20. Stretch79

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    I can guarantee you I'm not a chaparral employee and there are a few things I'm unhappy with on my new boat that I paid $47k for, but honestly it sounds like you didnt pay attention to any of these things when you looked at it and test drove it. My wife and I looked at ours in February on a day that was 35 degrees out...but paid attention to the things that were important to us.
  21. JimSchuuz

    CRAParral Never buy!

    I agree with the last paragraph, but you're wrong about Firestone. According to the final analysis from the NHTSA regarding the scandal 4 years later, Ford was ultimately responsible because Bridgestone furnished ample evidence that they TOLD FORD to stop putting the soft-compound tires on cars destined for warmer states, and to increase the tire pressure instead of lowering it. Ford was deliberately trying to soften the ride on the Explorer's chassis to compete better with Chrysler at the time, and that's why the decision was made in relation to the tires. Ultimately, Ford was found to be at fault, but not until after Bridgestone settled most of the claims. Since the entire tire debacle, most OEM tire manufacturers will no longer sell tires to individual automakers in bulk - they assemble the tires onto the rims and then the axles themselves, then ship them back to the assembly plants. No, I don't work for any tire company or auto company, I'm in IT at an independent company. However, both a (very) large European tire mfr. and a (very) large European automaker are clients of mine, so I'm privy to a little bit more of that information than the general public.
  22. JeffL

    2017 H2O hunting while at low speed

    If you go to the Chaparral H20 Owners page on Facebook they have a bunch of discussions on trim tabs. Not that expensive and fairly easy to install (according to people on the page) and makes huge improvements, bow wandering being one of them.
  23. Johnny G.

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    Sounds like a bunch of Chaparral employees. I admit my lack of time spent using and trying every feature out but I am talking about things one would expect to be there or function correctly on a $50,000 fiberglass tub with a motor . AND there is no excuse for the lack of response from Chaparral .
  24. JimSchuuz

    CRAParral Never buy!

    You came in with some legitimate complaints and then proceeded to discredit yourself by using the term "CRAParral" many times over. Initially, I was going to call your post out as just another drive-by hit piece, but after I continued reading and saw that your subsequent replies seemed more genuine I began feeling sympathetic to you and I wish you well. It isn't just Chaparral, every brand has its own loyal base, and I agree that throwing the hand grenade isn't a great way to get genuine help or advice. But I also understand your frustration, and I don't consider you as vile and vicious as you initially came off.
  25. soldier4402

    CRAParral Never buy!

    that's what kills me you got guys in here making excuses or trying to make themselves and others believe buying a 40-50k boat and having issues is normal and ok. Heck I've bought 3k lawnmowers that had no issues for 10 years.
  26. JeffL

    CRAParral Never buy!

    Don't get me wrong, the venting issue is really the only problem I've had (plus a few small things) with my H20 and have been very happy with it. The dealer has taken care of all of them without question (even broken carpet snaps). But like the OP, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a new boat not to have that any problems or leave you stranded. Yes, the H20 is at the low end of the Chap line.........
  27. alka2710

    Impellar Housing

    Thanks very interesting information. Thanks for the detailed info. A little bit more than I am capable of. Would you recommend the Hardin pump over stock. its only a few bucks more. Al
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