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  2. Jgregg

    Engine size

    Thanks for all of the advice on the topic. I have a Chaparrel now but the new boat is a Sea Ray slx 280...heavy boat so was wondering what you’d all day.
  3. cyclops2

    Engine noise - “popping” or “missing”

    They are billing 35 hours .At what rate? I would not let them clean my windshield. Ask for the owner The paint problem has been known for 100 years ? New marina is my call.
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  5. TexasPilot71

    2012 310 Carbon Monoxide detector

    They’re definitely a new company. New CEO as a I understand it.
  6. cyclops2

    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    Distance is not a factor . The reckless idiot coming at you takes ALL control away from YOU / ME. I Have a blind hill 200 feet from my drive way. IMUST lower the window & listen for tire noise out of site. Window up. I would be hit by a idiot doing 60 on a 1.5 lane road posted as 35 mph. The slower vehicle has no control.
  7. jeffk

    2012 310 Carbon Monoxide detector

    No there was some splicing involved. Creeping around the aft cabin at 65, is not as easy as it used to be. WM was the best by about $10 per unit and they are only a few blocks from my home. Actually they match all prices except for ebay. I replaced my freshwater pump and did a search on my phone in the store and they matched the price.
  8. SeanK

    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Very easy with all the help from the forum members.
  9. SeanK

    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    I do my maintenance as well. Penny saved is a penny earned. I did the same - stole a 2012 SSI with 60 hours for 32K immaculate. Congrats.
  10. TexasPilot71

    Engine noise - “popping” or “missing”

    That's too bad. I'm a little jell-o in the knees right now. I just received the labor estimate from the marina. 12 hours to replace the injectors, 6 hours to replace the fuel line, 6 hours to replace the cool fuel module, and 5 hours to replace the hose fitting assembly. Plus 2 hours for spark plug replacement and 4.5 hours of diagnostics. I am stunned. I might hate boats now. How much are kidneys going for these days?
  11. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    @Water Dawg 6 While that is true with a traditional 1/2/BOTH switch, the switch/ACR the OP would be going with, would take care of that passively.
  12. RoyR

    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Nice looking boat - good price too!
  13. RoyR

    Engine noise - “popping” or “missing”

    Volvo has had this fuel pump paint issue too....and they did not replace my pump $$$$
  14. Ianman84

    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    I think its pushing it unless there are little to no hills and its a very short distance.
  15. Ianman84

    What Chaparral Model and year do you own

    Thank you Iggy, I just got the dual battery system installed and its ready for there lake. Of course its like the wettest winter in CA in years so its hasn't been out in weeks. Hopefully soon though.
  16. Curt

    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    Might just be the angle that you looked at it. Those 425’s sure are enormous.
  17. Iggy

    Add a battery

    Yep! But if you had a combiner, both batteries would be charging no matter how the switch was set. Also the load would only be on the one that the switch is set too. Water Dang, I take it that have twin engines since you have two starting batteries. This is where a combiner would come in real handy, but I am thinking you already have one or two connected.
  18. Hatem

    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    I thought they only came down to the top of the windshield in yours, my bad. I must've been thinking of the way they have them on the 327. Maybe they also came down to the fiberglass but we're closer to the window frames giving them the appearance that they were actually sitting on top of the frame. I'm sure it's better, structurally to come all the way down instead of being supported by the windshield. Something just didn't look right to me.
  19. Water Dawg 6

    Add a battery

    I have four batteries by the way, two starting batteries and two house "Deep Cycle" batteries.
  20. Water Dawg 6

    Add a battery

    The alternator will not charge the house battery when the switch is in position one for the starting battery. It will if you had "both" selected on your switch but you never want to keep the switch for extended amount of time in the "both" position as it defeats the purpose of having that backup "house" battery. Specially, if the boat is not running and your on anchor, you'll just drain both batteries. I go miles out deep sea fishing here in outer banks of NC and if I start my boat with battery 1, I'll run out to my fishing hole with switch on battery one. Once anchored, I switch to battery 2 so I can play the radio and to run my fish finders, etc. On the way back, I will keep the switch on battery 2 so my alternator will recharge that battery on boat ride back in.
  21. TexasPilot71

    Engine noise - “popping” or “missing”

    Parts are in the mail! This is unbelievable customer service. They are sending new fuel module (includes pumps, regulator, filter...everything), 8 new injectors, and a new fuel line kit. The marina is telling me they confirmed the paint was delaminating under the filter housing cap which is exactly what Mercury was expecting us to find. Fingers crossed, but by next weekend, this looks like it will be solved!
  22. Ianwelch001

    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Thank you. This will all be done by the dealer before I pick it up in march or april. I do all the work myself. I had a 92 well craft 4.3 alpha 1 and always changed the gear oil and engine oil filter ect. Always winterized it myself as well. Saves me about 500 a year in maintenance
  23. Curt

    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    Hatem, our 307 has the same support poles on the front. They’re actually very helpful. The best appearance feature of our boat, in my opinion, is the substantial fixed arch. Love it. (Like you, I’m not a fan of the newer ones.) Boy oh boy those 425’s are huge. Wow.
  24. Curt

    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Congratulations. Great boat. A suggestion that will help ensure a trouble free season and avoid costly repairs. Change or have changed engine oil and filter; outdrive gear lube; fuel/water separator (filter) if equipped with one; impeller; and pull the outdrive to lube gimbal and align. Around $500 to $750 if completed by a dealer (or about $150 and 4 or 5 hours if completed by you). By completing the above, you’ll have a great season, avoid many of the maintenance related issues posted on this blog and be a happy boat owner (not a disgruntled one). Yes you have a warranty, but the warranty doesn’t cover failure to maintain. Enjoy the boat. Enjoy the season. And, be safe out there.
  25. cyclops2

    Hurricane Michael Photos and Discussion

    Money is VERY Slow to storm damaged areas from the government . I agree with Eric. IF you can afford to move out.
  26. Futzin'

    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Congrats, enjoy!
  27. cyclops2

    Signature 29 Cover

    Some 1 piece covers for a 29 footer ? . Boat will be stored outside or in a building ? Canvas gets VERY heavy. Tossing a canvas cover over a arch is fun on a ladder. Out door all winter ? Can wear out most materials in windy snow storm areas.
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