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  1. I will be bias to Lake Winni since that where I boat. Great water, great amenities and beautiful location. I have boated on Sebago as well. Great Lake as well. Not as much to do on shore. Your size Chap will be ok to trailer in on Sebago. It's more difficult for something over 25 ft. Lake Winni is better for trailering in my opinion. Rentals are not cheap on either Lake...
  2. Wow... all awesome ideas. Really helpful!! This why this forum is so valuable to have!! Thanks guys
  3. Hmmmm... good idea... worth checking into Thanks so much!
  4. I am connected to shore power when this happens... its a very weird problem. Everything connected to AC runs when on shore... everything connected to DC power is dead when I get on the boat. It seems something is drawing down the house battery til its basically dead, but the charger is not doing its job, charging anything on DC??!! Not sure why the issue happens if its connected to shore .. Even if something is drawing power form the house battery, would the charger, charge the house battery constantly while connected to 120AC? Thanks for helping with ideas to solve this!
  5. My 2005 Sig 310 is experiencing a strange battery issue. I had 3 new batteries replaced this spring, also the battery charger was replaced as well. If I leave the boat sitting for a week or so ( this past weekend was the first weekend on it for a few weeks) the house battery drains down dead. Not sure if its a battery problem ( all the connections were checked), charger issue ( new ProMariner ProNautic 1240P) ?? I can't see any other areas that might be a fault point... any one run into this before? I appreciate any expertise !!
  6. Still waiting for them to lift the boat out of the water.... but I am thinking it may be a prop shaft or some kind of drive issue. Just another fun thing to fix and write a check for..... I'll update as soon as I learn more.....
  7. I have 3 Blade Sola's... I do think the hub might be something to check out... I am having them yank the boat out so we can take a look....
  8. Is your Mid Bilge filling up as well?
  9. I am now having an issue on my port engine/Volvo 5.0/SX drive.... when I open up the throttle, I get very little bite, allot of rev from the engine and it seems like the prop is not doing its job very well. I suspecting a prop hub or issue with the drive itself...? just wanted to see if other Sig 310 owners have had any similar situation..? Anybody upgrade the props to a better model to get more bite? I appreciate any advice! Thanks!
  10. Finally fixed...went with the 1240P... so far seems to be the best choice! Thanks again for the expertise!
  11. Great advice guys.. Thanks... I will update when I get to the boat and replace !
  12. The other day , I learned that my charger crapped out because I would lose the radio & get dimmed lights while plugged into shore power. It is not charging the house battery anymore! Now I need a new charger, just wondering if there is one that can be installing in my Sig 310 that is a good replacement ? Maybe the ProMariner Pronautic 1230P? Thanks for any input!
  13. The Sigs are great cruisers... be careful of the storage compartments on the floor in the galley areas, they are also prone to getting wet/and have had issues where they need repairs!
  14. I have seen some dealers combine themselves together at a show with Chap... so really its one booth but 2-4 dealers that represent the region for Chap. Cheaper for booth costs and they get the foot traffic of a larger booth.
  15. I would think if you call Customer Service at Chap, they would be all over it. This is their first foray into jet boats, I would guess that they would want to make their customers happy at all costs to get that Jet Boat line to succeed. Let the dealer and Chap deal with it and get them to resolve it correctly.
  16. You can go to Volvo Penta's website or Cecil Marine or any authorized Chap dealer.
  17. JDiru

    GXI versus Gi

    The ECM and fuel delivery are most likely changed.
  18. When is the last time you updated the software?
  19. You have to look at also , the value of your boat today & what it would be worth when/if you replace the engine. You could be putting a crap load of $$ into it and not be worth what you need when/if your replace the boat.
  20. They are usually tucked in the corners of the engine bay... typically not on the same side. Yours is probably: Grey water tank- port side- same as head side... Water is then on the starboard side.
  21. I carry three... sometime 4. I do a lot of rafting so the other will contribute some as well as mine...so we tend to be all good at that point. If you are tying to a dock 3 is usually fine, always important to tie off correctly.
  22. Sometimes you can see the growth inside your plastic water tank... it might look black splotches against the sides... that's bacteria. Use bleach up to a quart or so leave it in there for at least 24 hours... even better go for a boat ride and then leave it for 24+ hours , then flush out.
  23. JDiru

    New Carpet

    Anyone know of how to get a template for the galley carpets for the Signature line....? Snapit.com only keeps the cockpit templates.
  24. Most people don't use their water heaters , emptying that will off set the heavyer waste tank or water tank.
  25. eBay or a local Chap dealer can get you a new center cap or center hub.
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