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    Garmin Echomap 50s or Gpsmap 441s

    Can anyone help me out deciding between the two? I have a 19ft Chaparral Bowrider and mainly use the boat in the barnegat bay. I would like to use this to go to different sandbars and different places to eat on the water I also would like to get the G2 blue vision chart for my area All info would be appreciated Thanks Mike
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    Courtesy Lights - Switch to LED EASY

    how did you make out with this ?
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    Cleaning the non-skid deck

    Starbrite Deck Cleaner and sometimes Soft Scrub with Bleach. Cant use soft scrub too often, will hurt it in the long run, i usually resort to that when nothing else can take it off. Always works
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    180 Club members... Do you have a bimini top?

    Brian, I have a 2002 183 ss, I ordered my bimini at the end of the summer last year from boatcoversdirect.com. Its a Caver bimini top and I went with the Sunbrella material and the stainless fittings. I also added the stainless support poles for the rear so it is more sturdy and that way it will free stand when closed. I have not installed yet, should be on in a week or so, I will keep you updated and I can post pics of it once im finished. Below I posted a link to the site for the 183ss top and you could see how the prices go. I personally dont think its a bad price, im also a guy that believes in "you get what you pay for" http://www.boatcoversdirect.com/products/bimini_tops/CHAPARRAL_108/183_SS_I%7CO_W%7CEXTD_PF_3040/47/ any questions let me know, mike
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    183 ssi overheating

    did you install your own motor fush?
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    2002 183SS need ANCHOR DOOR/LID

    thanks brick, easier said than done
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    No power to Ignition on a 1995 Chaparral 1830 sst

    what was the verdict? im having the same issue with my 2002 183SS 4.3 Merc
  8. I have a 2002 183ss with a Merc 4.3 Yesterday i has spring fever and went out and installed a new radio in my boat. After installing it was dark out but i needed to try it out. Like i said it was dark out and i was rushing, I threw the battery in proceeded to connect the battery cables. I put the negative wire on what i thought was the negative terminal but was really the positive terminal. Still not realizing what i did, i went to attach the positive cable and one it touched the negative battery terminal it sparked almost the same as if you tapped 2 jumper cables together. I saw what i did and fixed it. Now i went to turn the ignition and nothing happens. The horn,bilge,lights and everything work but the ignition wont turn on or attempt to start. Do you guys think i fried the computer or just popped a fuse or breaker. I looked under the dash and i can only find the breakers for the horn and accessories. Is there a main fuse or breaker for the boat ignition or motor? Do you guys think i fried the computer? Please HELP!!! Any info is appreciated. I learned my lesson to call it quits once the sun goes down Patiently Waiting, Mike
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    Water in front storage compartments 204 SSI

    any updates on this ?
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    Bellows Question

    Hello Everyone, First off HAPPY EASTER!! Next, I'm just looking for a general consensus from everyone on here... I bought a 2002 183SS this past summer off my uncle, the thing is MINT. Only reason for him selling it was he just bought a huge RV and had no time for the boat. First time I dropped it in the water I had a little water in the bottom very slow/small leak that the bilge kept up with. Took it back out on the trailer and sat that my shift cable bellow was shot. Luckily it was the end of the summer so I just threw some silicone on it and used it a few more times and packed it away for winter. Now spring is here and its time to change the bellows. My dad and I are going to it and i want to do all 3 at once. My dad is a old school guy, built boats from scratch with my grandfather, big mercruiser I/O guy. He INSISTS that I use genuine OEM Merc Bellows. Which are most likely more DEER but the problem is I cant find them anywhere. Ive seen QuickSilver, ones GLM ones...what do you guys use???... ive seen many kits available that come with everything i need on marine sites, iboats, amazon,ebay.... after market parts ok to use? i appreciate your feedback Mike
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    Bellows Question

    Hello Everyone, First off HAPPY EASTER!! Next, I'm just looking for a general consensus from everyone on here... I bought a 2002 183SS this past summer off my uncle, the thing is MINT. Only reason for him selling it was he just bought a huge RV and had no time for the boat. First time I dropped it in the water I had a little water in the bottom very slow/small leak that the bilge kept up with. Took it back out on the trailer and sat that my shift cable bellow was shot. Luckily it was the end of the summer so I just threw some silicone on it and used it a few more times and packed it away for winter. Now spring is here and its time to change the bellows. My dad and I are going to it and i want to do all 3 at once. My dad is a old school guy, built boats from scratch with my grandfather, big mercruiser I/O guy. He INSISTS that I use genuine OEM Merc Bellows. Which are most likely more DEER but the problem is I cant find them anywhere. Ive seen QuickSilver, ones GLM ones...what do you guys use???... ive seen many kits available that come with everything i need on marine sites, iboats, amazon,ebay.... after market parts ok to use? i appreciate your feedback Mike
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    2002 183 ss ANCHOR DOOR NEEDED

    is this just a generic picture? because it does not match the same shape as mine.....
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    2002 183SS need ANCHOR DOOR/LID

    Hey guys im new to this forum. I have a 2002 183ss and this summer we were out on the lake and the anchor door latch handle broke and the door was stuck in the closes position. After looking at it for hours trying to pry it open, i was forced to break the latch handle. During this, I chipped the fiberglass and it looks like garbage. I know i can get a fiberglass repair kit but does anyone know where i can get a new door. I attatched pictures off the chaparralboats.com "PARTS IDENTIFICATION GUIDE INDEX" http://forum.chaparr...at/2002/183.pdf It looks like i need #1 (183SS Anchor Lid) Part# 3-1143 Any help would be appreciated mike
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    2002 183 ss ANCHOR DOOR NEEDED

    Hey guys im new to this forum and this is my first post. I have a 2002 183ss and this summer we were out on the lake and the anchor door latch handle broke and the door was stuck in the closes position. After looking at it for hours trying to pry it open, i was forced to break the latch handle. During this, I chipped the fiberglass and it looks like garbage. I know i can get a fiberglass repair kit but does anyone know where i can get a new door. I attatched pictures off the chaparralboats.com "PARTS IDENTIFICATION GUIDE INDEX" http://forum.chaparralboats.com/publications/PartsGuides/Sportboat/2002/183.pdf It looks like i need #1 (183SS Anchor Lid) Part# 3-1143 Any help would be appreciated mike
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    Where is the water coming from?

    good luck, keep us posted
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