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Denny

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    Replacement Seats

    The main key, is you need someone that is familiar with sewing vinyl, it is a lot more difficult to sew then normal fabric. Denny.
  2. Know matter which one you choose, it will never look again as good as the day you put it in. So with that being said, which one are you willing to live with? Denny.
  3. I help out at a canvas shop, as I have said before. You wouldn't believe what we have to work around on some boats. I have stumbled over life jackets, water toys, fenders, lines, cords, clothes, just to name a few. When you have a small boat with a lot of stuff, and believe me I have a lot of stuff, you had better have it tucked away or you will not be getting around without a lot of difficulty. Denny.
  4. Yes, and it also works as a heater. Denny.
  5. Not really a gadget, more of a comfort item. I added a heater that runs off of the engine's cooling system. It takes the hot water from the manifold and runs it into a box that has 2 car heater cores in it, along with a squirrel cage type circulating fan motor, with 3 exit ports. And sets under the helm seat. Takes the chill off those not so warm days and nights while running. With the canvas up it gets real toasty. Denny.
  6. +1, I have one. Don't have all the fancy stuff, old girls don't need all that stuff to run. Much simpler time back then. Denny.
  7. Bypass the dealer and call Chap direct, they have to have someone there that you can talk with, I did when I had my issue. Denny.
  8. Don't know if quality and quality control was better in the 80'S and 90's, but when I contacted Chap with photos and documentation of an issue with my 1985 235XLC that I bought used from the original owner in 1992 about a manufacture defect with the location of the fuel and vent hose. They offered, and sent me a gratuity check, which covered the cost of all the parts and materials to do the job. That was all I was hoping for to start with, the labor we were doing ourselves, which was ripping up the floor, and laying new hoses. I thought that, that was pretty good for them to do that for the 2nd owner on a 7 year old boat. I would call Chap, let they know your issue, and what effect it is having to the integrity on your boat it. It's only a phone call away, couldn't hurt. Denny.
  9. Something is wrong, there should be something to carry the water away. Either a hose, or a gasket or some sort of channel. Check in with a Chap dealer. Denny.
  10. I work part time at a boat canvas shop, and we have made some out of memory foam. It comes in different thicknesses, I believe. Denny.
  11. If you look hard enough and long enough, you'll come across a good deal. It is just about being in the right place at the right time. That is how I found mine. Denny.
  12. +1, or add 6" to your existing one, and then cover it with vinyl or carpet to match. Denny.
  13. Don't know if quality and quality control was better in the 80'S and 90's, but when I contacted Chap with photos and documentation of an issue with my 1985 235XLC that I bought used from the original owner in 1992 about a manufacture defect with the location of the fuel and vent hose. They offered, and sent me a gratuity check, which covered the cost of all the parts and materials to do the job. That was all I was hoping for to start with, the labor we were doing ourselves, which was ripping up the floor, and laying new hoses. I thought that, that was pretty good for them to do that for the 2nd owner on a 7 year old boat. Denny.
  14. My son says that he always wants to be second. What is broken is fixed, and the price is right. Denny.
  15. Did you check the fluid level that night after you got back from your 30 min run?
  16. The #1 reason is, because the cabin gets too hot. Denny.
  17. Production and cost. Denny.
  18. If you can't see any fluid in the bilge, around the rack, cooler, or hoses, then it went out your exhaust, by way of your cooler. I just went through that with mine. Check your out drive and see if it has any oil residue. Denny.
  19. Need something to run my microwave and my George Foreman grille. Gas grille is not practical for my set-up. Denny.
  20. Honda 2000 generator will run one major appliance at a time., plus it is a great back up as a battery charger, (been there done that).1750 power inverter, works great for short bursts. I have a friend that camps for long periods at a time, and he uses dry ice. You can do it very well with out all the amenities, which is the way it was done back in the day, but sometimes those Michigan and Canadian nights can get a little chilly and it is nice not to have to wake up to that damp cold feeling the next morning, when you climb out from under those covers. Denny.
  21. Never had any issues on any of the lakes that I have boated on out there, we always boat during the week. Denny.
  22. I had a friend that lived in Tuscon and he would trailer his boat to I think to Lake Pleasant. Denny.
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