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    Mount Pleasant, WI (Geneva Lake)

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    256 ssi/ssx

    I have a 2007 256 SSX and I bought based on the permanent port walk-through. But, it does not have near the access as @Toddler boat. Wow! I have the 496 mag and it moves the boat very well even when loaded. The gauges went to the square smartcraft in 2008.
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    Ramp Follies...

    Single lane boat ramp. Backed boat in and tried to start it. Turns out the starter went bad. winched the boat back tight to the roller and went to the truck. Noticed that it was not running. So, I attempted to start it. It would not start due to the steepness of the ramp and the 1/3 full fuel tank. A good samaritan took me to a gas station where I bought a gas can and filled it with gas (20 minutes away). By the time we got back there was an incredible line in the lake and in the parking lot. My first mate had smartly given out our food and drinks to try to appease the crowd. I now have a full tank of gas each and every time I got to this ramp.
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    VHF Radio install

    I mounted my VHF radio in this location. I do bump it with my knee from time to time.
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    Can I tow this....

    I tow my 256SSX (8300#) with a Sierra with 6.2 and max tow. No issues as the trailer has 4-wheel discs and tongue weight is ~8%.
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    Changing water impellers on Volvos 5.0L GXI

    Great shot of the Milwaukee skyline!
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    replacement parts for 290 signature

    I did buy a new captain's chair. My vinyl is shrinking and the stitching is pulling out. I had one chair repaired and now the second one needs several sections replaced, which was over $500, so the new one at $400 was a good option. I will probably sell the one with the pulled stitching as something with access to multiple canvas shops may be able to find a better quote.
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    Wakeboard Graphic for 2005 220 SSi

    This place is about 10 minutes from my house. I picked up a new captain's chair for my 2007 256 SSX last week as it was cheaper to buy one versus having the old one repaired and they have quite a warehouse of parts. Their outdoor storage is full of 100+ arches and towers. Cool people, too.
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    Looking for factory radar arch cover

    I ordered mine from the OEM supplier, Ameritex, a couple years ago. There is also a supplier, RNR Marine, that has quite a selection.
  9. Looks like they updated the model numbers for the SSX line as well.
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    I think Cecil still has a few. They are no longer made, so the price has gone up quite a bit.
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    2016 Chaparral H20 Interior Issues

    Interesting article discussing "pinking" on vinyl. https://www.boatingmag.com/pink-stains-on-boat-seats-fix
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    Good place to buy parts?

    Also greatlakesskipper.com
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    Cleat fell off - 2006 255 SSI

    May want to check out this manufacturer. I believe they made the cleats that many Chaps use. http://www.gemlux.com/catalog/deckhardware-cleats-cuttingedge
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    Water In Fuel

    I can't speak for Water Zorb, but the only solution my marina would offer was to pump out the 40 gallons of "fuel" in the tank. At least 5 gallons or completely cloudy/watery. I went with an external Racor fuel/water separator and only ethanol-free fuel since then. I understand not everyone has access to ethanol-free fuel.
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    In perfect conditions, with just me and a 1/2 tank of fuel, I can hit 54 on the GPS. But add another person or if there is a whisper of wind and I am around 50.