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  2. Denny

    Best fresh water boating on Earth...

    I have been to all of the forgoing bodys of water, and love them all. However we here on lake Erie do have some of the best Yellow Perch and Walleye. The Canadian waterways and shore line are by far the prettiest of all, maybe the reason is because they let Mother Nature have her way, and keeped man's hands off of it. Denny.
  3. Phillbo

    I'm Outa Here...

    You are correct you clown...
  4. cyclops2

    Oops

    We believe you .
  5. Today
  6. scharpestguy

    White Smoke / Gauge Cluster / New Owner / 1997 Sunesta 210

    Cyclops, Thank you. I hope we will. The kids are super excited and it has been a neat project to work on with my boys. I had both boys working on the plumbing which consisted of reconnecting the hoses to the cup holder drain holes. All of them were disconnected and they fit better under the seats and are more flexible than I am ;-). Measuring the sink drain holes in the sink and ice chest behind the sink as the plastic fitting that connects to the sink is busted on both of them. And it was super handy to have them fetch something while I was sitting in the head. I chatted with a seller of a 1997 Sunesta 210 in South Carolina tonight on the way home and he is willing to snap a few photo's for me later this week. Hopefully this turns out since the area I am addressing I believe is the area on the wiring schematic next to a bus bar labeled TB2 (To Battery 2?) with no indication of what wires go where. See Page 51: http://forum.chaparralboats.com/ownersManuals/1997.pdf
  7. peeceebee

    Engine Alarm Silent - Gauges Work

    So, the alarm buzzer is getting voltage. I've ordered a new buzzer which should arrive Thursday. The alarms were sending voltage when the key was on. Thank you for the tips. Thank you Wingnut and Curt.
  8. Futzin'

    I was more offended to day. By Home Despot.

    I like the option, especially at a store like HD.
  9. brclark82

    I was more offended to day. By Home Despot.

    Meh, I prefer self check out
  10. Futzin'

    I was more offended to day. By Home Despot.

    Good for you for voting with your dollars. I sincerely wish more folks would do the same.
  11. brclark82

    Oops

    This was NOT me btw
  12. brclark82

    Oops

    Totally spaced and forgot I had a 30ft long trailer and 6k lbs back there https://www.lakeexpo.com/boating/boat_crashes/trailered-boat-crashes-through-fence-over-retaining-wall-in-osage/article_c0b16b74-49bf-11e9-841d-9bce9ca742a3.html?fbclid=IwAR1tlSNbR9-GdszanvM31K4a4Xrh6V-lX9OB7CWpai_XZ-8IHd9k6eOl0lI
  13. I am walking up to check out. ONLY SELF CHECK OUT is available. Get me the manager. Tootsie says all the stores are doing ONLY self check out now. I ask her. Do you work for nothing ? Does the H D Board of Directors work for nothing ? I tried the self check outs at first. More than 1/2 the time I had delays of people confused . Product or price errors. WAIT FOR EVER for a person to clear the error / Errors. Customers are trash to big chains. She finally said " You can always check out at the PRO CONTRACTOR or Customer Service counters." NO CHECK OUT signs there. I replied. " I will find other stores to gladly replace you. " I failed the "Dummy Customer " test. Oh well
  14. cyclops2

    White Smoke / Gauge Cluster / New Owner / 1997 Sunesta 210

    You will enjoy the daylights out of the boat we you finish. Stay with the complete overhaul of it.
  15. cyclops2

    I'm Outa Here...

    NOW NOW We do not need a political arguing site. Lots of sites eat that up gladly.
  16. Phillbo

    I'm Outa Here...

    Stick around... no reason to leave if you have valuable input to add. It drives me crazy to see grown adult use childish names to identify their political opponents. Childish.
  17. Yesterday
  18. RoyR

    I'm Outa Here...

    Tariff wars has been going on for a long time - just look at the US trade deficit - we were just always the ones on the losing end....but soon, that will be fixed and then the "clown in-chief" will be blamed for something else!
  19. Chap243

    I'm Outa Here...

    Hatem, I respectfully disagree and doubt that there are any tariff`s on boat parts between the US and Australia that have led to exorbitant shipping fees, but rather simply the logistics between the two locations and the already high costs of parts, even here in the US, where they are made.
  20. tomnjo

    Best fresh water boating on Earth...

    Very beautiful. I have seen Georgian Bay on that Island Hunters show on HGTV. If you are boating in the bay, are you in Canadian waters?
  21. Phillbo

    2018 247SSX Swim Platform

    Take it back to the dealership....
  22. jakester1967

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  23. jakester1967

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  24. scharpestguy

    White Smoke / Gauge Cluster / New Owner / 1997 Sunesta 210

    Hatem, I have been offline for a little bit and didn't realize I had a message from Shepherd1. I replied to his message though via email and PM and am eternally grateful for individuals such as Shepherd1 that participate in forums such as these to help and share knowledge and resources. Water Dawg, I most definitely have a power wire touching a ground wire. I may need to end up calling a marine wiring guy and I found one advertising on Craigslist not too far away who I may need to end up calling if all else fails. Overall though the project I "think" is going pretty well. I am enjoying getting it rewired and getting rid of the rubbish wire and terrible connections a prior individual left behind. The stereo wiring was atrocious and I have that all cleaned up. I am physically examining and touching each length of wire and each connection and if slightly questionable replacing with marine grade heat shrink connectors and/or wire. I have not yet purchased new gauges but am rewiring the existing gauges assuming/hoping they are operational. This will be determined after I finish the wiring and give it a test on the hard. I still have a few small areas on the fiberglass I need to fill/patch but this is weather dependent for a sunnier day hopefully over 70f. I need to clean the boat and polish the hall and replace three missing Chaparral letters on the port side but I have obtained two of the three off ebay and am still seeking the letter C. The speedo tubing and sending unit needs to be replaced and I have the replacement on hand. Need to test the bilge pump and all running lights (swap with led bulbs). Etc.... Fun project so far and looking forward to getting it wet this summer. All the best everyone.
  25. Curt

    Engine Alarm Silent - Gauges Work

    A few suggestions. Confirm no other gauges and lights are out. Then find the audible “horn” under the helm (it’s a small speaker basically). Disconnect the two wires and use a 9-volt battery to see if it makes a buzzing/hissing sound. If it doesn’t, replace it. If it does, trace the wires visually or with a multimeter to find the break.
  26. Wingnut

    Engine Alarm Silent - Gauges Work

    The Piezo Buzzer is hanging off the wiring harness behind the gauge cluster. First step is to see if there is power to the buzzer leads upon initialization. Also be sure that the ground wire is seeing a good ground. If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then replace the buzzer. They are super cheap and can be bought on line. They can handle DC voltages from 7 vdc to 14 vdc, so you don't have to use an oem replacement. https://www.radioshack.com/products/radioshack-108db-piezo-buzzer?variant=20332226437&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google Shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyOu114eM4QIVR7jACh0rzASVEAYYByABEgKQVPD_BwE
  27. peeceebee

    Engine Alarm Silent - Gauges Work

    All - First post and new member ... I need guidance on getting my engine alarms working again. I have a 2000 180 SSE with 4.3L v6 Mercruiser, Alpha, 2bbl carb. Engine S.N. is 0L637344. New battery, starts like a champ. My problem is that when I turn the key to ON before start, the alarms don't come on. I hear no sounds. When the boat is running the temp gauge will climb as the boat heats up and the oil pressure will pop up to its correct position. The oil pressure position moved slightly last time I changed the oil so it appears to not be stuck. I followed the wires from the water temp sensor (middle top, near recirc hoses) and the oil pressure sensor (above the filter) and it looks like they run right to the cockpit. My question is: are there fuses in the engine compartment? I looked all over and did not see any. I saw a post in another Chaparral thread where there were 3 blade fuses labeled a, b and c but I didn't find them in my engine. I also looked under the cockpit and the only fuse I could find is an inline fuse for the ignition switch which appears to be the power source for the remaining switches (bilge, lights, horn, and cig lighter) which are run in series. Any pointers on how I can get my 180 to chirp when I turn the key? Peter
  28. Hatem

    2018 247SSX Swim Platform

    I'm really dumbfounded by the hack work that was done on your boat, my friend, and I'm so sorry to be this blunt, but I meant to say it like it is. I hope you show this commentary to the dealer or whomever is responsible. This is one of the worst jobs I've ever seen on any boat. It is really bad. The bottom gelcoating that was used in the last picture looks like it was applied by hand and fingers and that is a disgrace. I'm really sorry that you are dealing with this and I hope it gets fixed correctly. One of the changes that Chaparral seems to have done here obviously that is different compared to some of the earlier boats such as mine and some of the other early 2008/9/10/11/12/13/14 and on until this, is the swim platform was molded as part of the hull & cap itself so it had a lot of structural Integrity being a one piece unit. But even so, adding a separate swim platform should be well done and there is absolutely no excuse for such poor quality workmanship. I hope this gets resolved for you and resolved fast.
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