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  1. Chap243

    Volvo penta dps transom shield anode replacement

    I`ve done it several times. Just raise the drive, lay on your back underneath and remove the two bolts that show in Hatem`s picture. Easy.
  2. Chap243

    Does anyone own a Sunesta 274??

    While I`m no expert on the value of an `04 Sunesta 274 with 350 hours on the clock, but offhand, 30K sounds on the high end to me.
  3. Chap243

    Towing a 274 sunesta

    The 274 is a heavy boat, but you should be able to tow it with the 5.7. Your truck will probably not like going up hills though.
  4. Chap243

    Water in bilge

    Could it be water that has accumulated in a forward compartment from say a rain that flows to the rear when you get up on plane?
  5. Chap243

    Sunesta 274

    You’ll be ok, you may not like it going uphill, but you’ll get there.
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    Water in bilge

    Does your bilge water only accumulate while on plane or will it accumulate with engines running at idle? Just trying to eliminate what water might be brought in by the cooling system vs what might be coming in from thru-hull or non cooling source while under way.
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    Oil Change VP V8-300-C-A

    That pump should work, I have the same one. There are two methods with that pump, one is sliding a smaller diameter tube down the dipstick tube and the other is to use a garden hose barbed adapter and screw it on to the top of the dip stick tube. Either will work.
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    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Welcome to the club.
  9. But they will all have to be sailboats......
  10. Financially for me, it`s just hard to justify spending six figures on a luxury item, not a necessity, that at least here in the Midwest, you can only use six months out of the year. I might feel different if I lived where you could boat year `round.
  11. Buy used is what I do.
  12. Chap243

    mooring cover lining replacement

    My cover has the same inner lining. It`s kind of a felt like material. You should be able to fins something comparable at an upholstery shop or fabric shop. If not, maybe place an old towel under the cover as a protectant.
  13. Chap243

    23 suncoast

    Congrats and welcome to the Chap club.
  14. Chap243

    Bimini Poles

    My bimini has the same poles and almost the same set up. I run all the time on the water and have had no issues yet. Can you not purchase the tubing and make you own by cutting it to length and adding the end pieces.
  15. Chap243

    It never changes.

    One of the best SOTU speeches that I have witnessed.
  16. Chap243

    Where to post a chaparral for sale on here

    The Chaparral Facebook group allows for sale postings.
  17. Chap243

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    As cold as it`s been here, the last couple days, everyone`s winterization methods will certainly be tested. How many cracked blocked and busted water lines will there be in April? We`ll just have to wait and see.
  18. Take the 244. Bigger boat, bigger engine, less hours.
  19. Chap243

    Preemptive Replacement of Manifolds and Risers

    I was planning on replacing my manifold and risers this year also while the engine is being replaced but after taking them off and inspecting, I found that they were not bad at all and will be reinstalling with new gaskets. I`d suggest pulling them while you can and inspecting, base your choice to purchase and replacement on exactly what you see.
  20. Chap243

    Gas shocks

    Once you know the shocks parimeters, open length, closed length and holding force, there are many online vendors that sell them.
  21. Chap243

    Adding Fresh Water

    I`ve always fought the same problem with my 264. I don't know if the fill necks are the same, but the problem with mine is the fill neck and tank vent are molded together. When adding water, if not careful, it is very easy to get water down the vent tube at the same time, causing the overflow. I have found the best way to get around is to shove the fill hose about a foot or so down the fill tube, bypassing the vent opening and slowly turning on the water. Do not try to fill under high water volume.
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    Adding Fresh Water

    Got water down your vent tube.
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    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    Sorry for your loss, we in IN to have had more than usual snow so far and are expecting more this weekend. I suggest that rather than buy a new cover now, just head to Lowes and get a poly tarp and throw that one over the existing tarp and throw a couple inner tubes on edge under the both to hold them up. Buy the new cover in the spring when the worst of the winter weather is over.
  24. Chap243

    vinyl or carpet?

    For a fishing boat I would go with vinyl or a foam mat(seadek). Primarily because of blood stains and ease of cleaning. Also fish hooks like to snag carpet.
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    Trim tabs for a 256 SSI

    I’ve debated adding them to my 264, but honestly it does not seem like I need them. Ideally I would like to ride in a tabbed boat and compare it to mine. Like I said, never felt I was missing anything.Maybe it’s just me.