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thndrmech

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  1. I posted some pictures in the Boat Talk Gallery of a 1988 178xl. Was talking to someone who said to talk the guy into giving it to me. Maybe offer $250 for the trailer. If all else fails, sell the trailer, and I know someone who wants a boat as an obstacle for a paint ball course. But anyway, anyone who has restored a boat, if you could take a look at the pics and let me know what you think, I would appreciate it. There are more explanations in the picture captions.

    Floor is bad

    Needs a paint job (or at least a good waxing)

    Has been sitting for the last 5 yrs

    Engine has about 50 hours on it

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  2. Hey All, Went out and posted pics of this prospect boat I am looking at. If you all could take a gander at them, and let me know if it would be work a few hundred bucks plus resto. I would appreciate it.


  3. I posted some pictures in the Boat Talk Gallery of the boat. Was talking to someone who said to talk the guy into giving it to me. Maybe offer $250 for the trailer. If all else fails, sell the trailer, and I know someone who wants a boat as an obstacle for a paint ball course. But anyway, anyone who has restored a boat, if you could take a look at the pics and let me know what you think, I would appreciate it.


  4. Don't know if it was winterized, I bought Coors Light pounders (2 Nine packs), and thanks for the Spark plug info. I am sure all will be well, but who knows. Will keep y'all posted and upload pictures IF I bring it home.


  5. I am going to go look at a 1988 178xl this weekend and was wondering what are some of the key things to look for. The owner is asking $450 (and a case of beer) for the boat. Here is what I know so far.

    The flooring and carpet need replaced

    The engine has about 50 hours on it

    It is faded

    It hasn't been started in about 5 years.

    I would like to start it there, but I am sure the carb is gummed up. any suggestions on how I might be able to Un gum it?


  6. OK, Going to go Look at a 1988 178XL this weekend. Any Clues I should look for that will let me know if it is a good deal or not? Here is I know so far.

    Floor is bad

    Needs a paint job (or at least a good waxing)

    Has been sitting for the last 5 yrs

    Engine has about 50 hours on it.

    The Guy I am getting it from Wants $450 but only because I am a friend of a friend.


  7. Hello all,

    New to this site, and Chaparral boats in general, but looking for some info. I am looking to buy a 1988 Chapparal 178xl with the 3.0 Mercruiser inboard. It is a project boat, but the price is hard to pass up. Problem is I can't find any Manuals on it. I looked in the "INFO" section before posting this but with no luck. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for any info, and I am looking forward to posting, and joining the Community. :banana2:

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