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  2. Hatem

    Will turn over but won’t start

    Hopefully this won't be the first time they see sand in the exhaust manifold like they said. I think @Chap243 is right, the cost should cover replacing the manifold and risers if that's what they mean by "rebuild with gaskets." If that's the case, I don't think they need to pull the engine out for that.
  3. DarkMantle

    Does the galley refrigerator have a drain?

    They are mounted to a hinge right at the bottom of that V Plane and extend straight back. Is that section solid?
  4. cyclops2

    Serious leak from transom area

    That is a very old leak area. Guess it is time to repair it
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  6. Suzy-Q

    Will turn over but won’t start

    Sent my husband screenshots of the replies. He said “What I meant was that was for the brake down and rebuild with gaskets. “
  7. soldier4402

    Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System

    I'm all for tech making things safer or easier, I'm not for tech making people lazy, which this isn't the case here. Got a lot of the I walked up hill both ways to school mentaility here.
  8. Hatem

    Will turn over but won’t start

    Might be worth finding out if they are in fact pulling the engine out or not, to be certain. That might help justify the cost since that's not exactly a small operation. Outdrive needs to be removed, all connections to it from the engine need to de disconnected and then the engine hoisted out of the boat and put on a stand so they can take it apart and flush all the sand out of it. If they're not pulling the engine out, then I would question why it's so high and get details.
  9. Chap243

    Will turn over but won’t start

    Hydrolocked indicates a water intrusion into a cylinder. If that`s the case you have a cracked manifold/riser or a bad gasket somewhere in the exhaust system. $2600 should cover removal and replacement of the manifold/riser system, not just a flushing. Somethings not adding up.
  10. mpm330

    Kohler generator LOC code

    Check the impeller, my guess it needs replaced again. I feel lucky if I make a full season.
  11. delaswim

    JBL head unit upgrade

    Good to know. Can you recommend one specifically?
  12. Suzy-Q

    Will turn over but won’t start

    I also don’t get how it went from turning over and not starting to hydrolocked.
  13. cyclops2

    Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System

    If it helps us do less damage ? Buy it.
  14. Suzy-Q

    Will turn over but won’t start

    My husband spoke with them yesterday. He told me this was just to flush everything out and doesn’t include replacing anything because they don’t know if this will fix the problem. I assume they will be pulling the motor (?) and this is mostly labor costs. They also said they’ve never seen sand in the exhaust manifold before. From my understanding, this is a dealership who is certified to work on Chaparrals. My husband is worried that the engine may have been damaged (but I don’t have the knowledge to know why).
  15. summerx

    Kohler generator LOC code

    All, my kohler 5E shut off after about 15 secs last weekend and gave me the code LOC. I looked and found that it is a water flow issue. The impeller was changed earlier this year, so I wouldn't think that's the problem. I store my boat on a lift, and wonder if it lost its prime? if so, any ideas to try to sort it out besides changing the impeller. I checked the strainer and it was clear and I closed and opened the seacock as well. thanks
  16. cyclops2

    Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System

    I did NOT cause the crash !! I was in the bathroom SITTING DOWN !! How dare you accuse me !! Sure my 12 year old aggressive son.
  17. Chap243

    Will turn over but won’t start

    $2600 to flush the manifolds seems excessive.
  18. Hatem

    Will turn over but won’t start

    Depends on what exactly are they going to do to "flush it" for that much money. Did they give you any information on what that entails, such as replacing the water pump etc.? They must be replacing a few parts as well for that number, and not just taking things apart and flushing the sand out of the system.
  19. Toddler

    Painted trailer and salt water

    Well back to our main Question...... First question is your trailer frame tube or channel? Tube would be harder to rinse than a channel. A new trailer for a 20 year-old set-up might be a better option. But than again is it going to be worth it. You seem to have a pretty good handle on this boating thing, from what I've read. I started planning a trip to the keys a few years back. Since I've towed the Toddler to AZ why not FL. But after looking into it I decided it would be easier to rent a boat than to tow it. IMO rent one the first trip, then make a decision. A lot of local knowlage can be gained from the local rental guy, first time out. What FL not LOTO.........We've toyed with the LOTO thing but decided not to. We just started looking into FL near FT Myers, Venice area, where did you end up buying? Why?
  20. Chap243

    Serious leak from transom area

    Have you inspected your bellows lately?
  21. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    So I went to splash my boat and this is what I was greeted with when I opened the hatch on my 2000 Signature 260. Boat goes into the shop on Monday and I would like to have some opinions before I talk price with my repair guy. https://youtu.be/Tzaiew3ZZ7g
  22. Hatem

    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    If the engines and bilge look that clean, I can only imagine how the rest of the boat looks like. That is hard to pass up. And whatever cracks are on that mount (that honestly, I can really see anything of concern from those photos that wouldn't be a super simple DIY fix) you can do yourself. I would check with the previous owner on what maintenance he did with the engines throughout those 14 years. Being that they only have 100 hours on them, there is a protocol for breaking in the engines and one of the steps is at 100 hours. But that 100 hrs has come in a span of 14 years which is a rather unusually long time in this case. Usually it's within a few years or so. So be sure to find out what he has done for maintenance (oil changes etc.) and how it was stored through the times he didn't use the boat, winterizing etc. and follow the Volvo Penta engine breaking in protocol accordingly.
  23. Suzy-Q

    Will turn over but won’t start

    Correction, $2600 to flush it and hope that it fixes the problem. Very nervous. Does anyone know how bad this can be? Thanks
  24. Hatem

    Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System

    I don't either. I think it's a ridiculous assumption based on zero fact. There are several people on this very same forum that have twin engines and were asking what the cost of installing a joystick system would be, are they bad boaters? Do they not belong on the water? The negativity that sometimes permeates around here is insufferable, lol.
  25. Hatem

    Does the galley refrigerator have a drain?

    I believe that's what Chaparral proudly calls, the "Extended V-plane"! Are they recessed into the hull, or do they protrude out the back of the transom?
  26. Hatem

    Hull Advice - Disappointed

    There are always a few issues of sloppy workmanship here and there, but what you're describing seems unusually excessive.
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