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  1. 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!!
  2. 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.
  3. awesome...will keep that in mind!! Thanks
  4. 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.
  5. 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!!
  6. 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
  7. That is a good idea! Thanks!
  8. It is actually a void behind the hinge. Thanks will give it a try!
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. pulling the Pilot and has been fine...I don't go very far..mostly 2 miles or at the top end 80 miles.
  12. Hey all, I bit bullet! 20k, boat and trailer. Now I have to wait till the spring to use it!
  13. thanks all for the comments and insight...taking her for a test drive this Sunday pending the weather....