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    Towing 285 SSI

    Yes it is the one in Duluth... and it is the one you have referenced on Craigslist... thanks for all of the info!!
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    Towing 285 SSI

    Thanks for the info on this topic... I am considering upgrading to the 285 SSI 2003...it comes with a trailer...see the pic of the boat on a new trailer . Trailer is a 2018 new Venture trailer... doesn't this look wrong? The stern should not be that far off of the end of the trailer right? I am assuming we can move the boat further to the tongue?
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    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    Forum team, I have a quick question...I have custom snap eyelets to allow my cover to be snapped into place along the whole boat... What drives me crazy is that these eyelets bleed all the time and then I end up having a grey/dirty residue onto the sides of my boat which I always have to polish up with polish or wax. Does anyone know how to get around this issue? Are there different kinds of snaps? Thanks in advance for your help. H
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    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    Thanks all... sounds like there isn't really a solution other than washing!
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    Replacement Carpet Kits

    Ok, thanks....I think I am going to stick with plain old carpet!
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    2002 230SSi Vent Cover Replacement

    ok, thanks! There is no replacement available via the dealership.
  7. Hey Everyone, Love the forum here as the information shared is invaluable! Question on a replacement part for a 2002 230SSi. On the aft of the SSI there is a fiberglass cover that goes over the vents for the blower. Mine fell off while I was trailering my boat and got really dinged up. I had a fiberglass shop quote me 700.00 to repair it... I said no way and I am now looking for a replacement. Anyone know where a place is to start looking for one?? Thanks in advance for the help!
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    Replacement Carpet Kits

    Did you say a certain kind gets hot? Or a certain color??
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    2002 230SSi Vent Cover Replacement

    I am not sure...but the repair shop said it was fiberglass.
  10. I currently have a 2001 230 SSI. Love it, but my wife has given me the go ahead to look for an upgrade! Yeah BABY! Like I said, I love it and want something similar but bigger and possibly a cuddy. I live on the St. Croix river in WI and it is a great spot to chill for the whole weekend on a boat....with a larger boat we would probably do a slip on the river. We currently trailer our boat and I am not sure if we do a cuddy or not....I would sleep on there but not sure if my wife would! I was looking at the 310 Signature or the 290 Signature. Anyone have any thoughts on what boat to upgrade to and what year is the best? Looking to spend around 60K. My wants would be a larger back end for entertaining, a grill(which can be added) with a bathroom and larger than the one I have to handle the wakes on the river. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Considering an upgrade and need some help!

    Good to know on the sizes.. I didn't know that. I have a GMC 1500 2017 with Tow package...I think I can go to 10k lbs. I could trailer as I am about a mile from the launch.
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    Considering an upgrade and need some help!

    awesome...will keep that in mind!! Thanks
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    Considering an upgrade and need some help!

    Thanks all. Brick to your point I would guess if we would stay on it and go to a longer destination we would want AC and a Generator. From what I can see the 2900 Signatures have this.
  14. Just an update on this... I re-drilled the holes with the correct size and it has worked great to date. Thanks for your help on this!!
  15. I have a 2001 230 SSI. It has the head with piano hinges. The piano hinges are pulling away from the fiberglass and making the holes bigger and ruining the fiberglass. It also causes the door to fall each time you pull it open and you have to pick it up in order to get it back into place where the door will close and be put into its seal. I have tried toggle bolts, putting epoxy in the holes and nothing has worked. Do anyone have a potential solution? Thanks for the help! 2001 Chaparral SSI 230
  16. That is a good idea! Thanks!
  17. It is actually a void behind the hinge. Thanks will give it a try!
  18. I have a Chaparral 230 SSI 2001 with a Merc 350 in it. I had it out on the river this last weekend and the trim has been making some strange noises when we drop it in...also have seen some leaking of oil or something into the water when we put the trim down. We pulled it out yesterday and when we went to lower it to drain all of the water for invasive species requirements it would not lower. I am wondering if this is a hydrolic fluid issue or something larger? Anything specific I should check for?
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    2000 230 SSi

    I am considering purchasing a 2000 230 SSi, with 270 hours, 5.7 merc and steel propeller with a dual axel trailer. Fresh water, in Minnesota. I have a Honda Pilot 2012 with a towing package on it. A couple of questions: 1. Can I tow this boat with that truck? I have others personally tell me that they can tow a larger boat with this truck/SUV 2. What is a fair price for this boat? They are asking 19k for the boat and 2k for the trailer This is my first boat. Is this boat too large for a starter boat? Main usage on the St. Croix River in Wisconsin. Here are some pictures of it. Seems like a good boat, has a a pretty clean inside, a cover and overall in real nice shape.
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    2000 230 SSi

    pulling the Pilot and has been fine...I don't go very far..mostly 2 miles or at the top end 80 miles.
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    2000 230 SSi

    Hey all, I bit bullet! 20k, boat and trailer. Now I have to wait till the spring to use it!
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    2000 230 SSi

    thanks all for the comments and insight...taking her for a test drive this Sunday pending the weather....
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