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  1. That could well be!
  2. A potential buyer hand-spun my duo propeller and said it was in bad shape. He could hear the gears turning and could feel the gears turn in the propeller blades. I just got the new lower outdrive back from my mechanic, and I thought the noise was normal. Should I take it back to my mechanic? Does yours make noise?
  3. Thank you! I will tape up the four holes in the morning and let you know if my impeller is still intact.
  4. What is up here? Hooked up the muffs, turned on the water full blast, started the engine and noticed that the water temp gauge started moving too soon. Got out and looked at the muffs, and there was no water coming out of the engine, as there usually is. All of the water was coming out of four holes in the front of the lower outdrive. Of course I immediately turned off the engine. What's up? Impeller? I just got the boat back from the mechanic!
  5. Okay, I lowered the price to 10K, listed it on craigslist in six coastal California cities, and listed it on eBay. Thanks for all of your comments.
  6. Thanks for all of your helpful comments. I decided to avoid Boats.com and Boat Trader. I went with Craigslist. Now we'll see how it goes. So far no nibbles in two days. I know she's priced high, but I will negotiate. I also posted it on the Chaparral Facebook page. I like the suggestion to delete and repost on Craigslist to keep it at the top. If she doesn't sell by June 1, I will go with one of the yacht brokers at the local marina (all of whom have a $3,500 minimum commission). FYI here is the ad: http://ventura.craigslist.org/boa/6146624512.html
  7. Good suggestions. I actually bought this boat used, in the middle of the Arizona desert, no test drive. I guess I was lucky. It turned out to be a great boat.
  8. Do prospective buyers expect a test ride? I don't want to schlep the boat down to the ocean and launch it every time someone is interested in it. Maybe I should lease a slip?
  9. I've got to sell my favorite toy because arthritis is making it too hard to do all the things that need to be done when you own a boat. I am definitely going to list it on Boat Trader, but I've heard that Craigslist is subject to a lot of scams. What do I need to do to avoid getting ripped off on Craigslist?
  10. Thanks! I'll give that a try if the sun doesn't bleach them out.
  11. I was able to get rid of the blue mold stains on my white vinyl, but nothing I do seems to eliminate the brown stains. What are they? Rust? They seem to mostly on the tops of the vinyl. Anybody had any luck removing theirs?
  12. Help! Suddenly the threads are breaking all along one row of vinyl seatback upholstery. What do I do? It can't be re-sewn without removing something. Is there a video or a site I can go to that will show me how to get the upholstery re-sewn?
  13. The lug nuts on my used trailer are so corroded I had to jump on the breaker bar to get them to move. Then it took an hour to get them all the way off of just one wheel. Even getting new ones on is hard labor. How do you keep lug nuts from getting corroded in salt water?
  14. Mine rusted through, also. What a mess! I tore it out and installed a plastic one about the same size. It was a very difficult job. Chaparral should have used plastic in the first place
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