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  1. If this is an uncovered slip you are asking for problems, serious problems if you do not cover it. You would be amazed how much water will a 2" rain will put in your boat, that is asking a lot of your battery and bilge especially if you do not have shore power or an onboard charger. I think you are making a huge mistake by not investing in a proper cover, along with the rain you will have many birds and animal life loving the relaxing spot you have given them to relax. You are risking sinking your boat or at least having enough water in it to damage electrical components. Boats cost money, spend what is needed and enjoy the boat rather than spending hours getting it clean enough or dry enough to take a boat ride. If it is a covered slip it will still be a mess without a cover.
  2. Depends on how the batteries are wired in regards to the battery selector switch, my house battery is charged along with my starting battery when I am cruising on battery switch 1. I have 2 batteries and my switch options are 1, both, and 2. 2 is my house battery, 1 is my starting battery. I use battery 1 for starting and cruising and then 2 for anchoring or while I am at the dock. You should also have on onboard charger that works on AC power, it should be used all the time while at the dock and should maintain all of your batteries, all of this is dependent on how it is currently wired.
  3. The A/C works on shore power, you will have circuit breakers in your shore panel, it is also draws water via a thru hull scupper, system will need to be primed which is accomplished by running the boat up on plane.
  4. I would go with a plastic face plate and not metal, too much chance of spark or shock
  5. Pgeiser

    Please stop

    Here we go again, why do people have to ruin this site with all the garbage posts, such disrespect for us that really enjoy following others with their Chaparrals
  6. on my 260 I carry 4 Taylor Made Big B's, 8" X 20", best fenders I have ever found plus a lifetime warranty
  7. Pgeiser

    Please stop

    What is happening to our site, this is for Chaparral boats, take the computer and other related topics to another site. If you've got a Chaparral great, if you do and like computers great, but leave the software, printer, and all other stuff off. Show some respect
  8. Tom, I was at our harbor yesterday, Yacht Club of St. Louis. There are some fingers of one dock that are under water but no damage to any boats. If we continue use melting today and tomorrow they should be above water. I'm on a hoist in a 32' slip that ha slips facing each other so we have no problem at all. I'm still hoping for an early spring. You need to consider getting out of the storage lot and in a slip with a hoist, you will find that you will be able to boat more than double or triple what you are doing now.
  9. Tom,. I live in O'Fallon and highly recommend Mark's Upholstery in O'Fallon, he makes outstanding covers.
  10. Pgeiser

    New H2O sport

    I also want to thank you for your service, we live in the best nation in the world because of our service people. I never served and that is probably my only regret in my 68 years, thank you so much for serving this great nation.
  11. Pgeiser

    New H2O sport

    Watching a special on TV about President Bush 41 while scanning the website. Phillbo needs to take a lesson from Bush and many others, if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything. I'm not sure why you would write that but it's discouraging that you try to rain on Iraq69's happy day. He may have the greatest and best one they ever made, if not, he will make it that way. Iraq69, beautiful boat, hope you have many wonderful times on it, I have the greatest time on the water and at the dock with my family, the grandkids love being with grandpa on the boat and they look forward to it. I've always found that dealers and other businesses will do their very best to work with you if you treat them with respect. Wishing you happy times on your boat!!!!!!
  12. Thanks so much, did you use marine faucet or generic one from Home Depot or other place. If marine faucet, do you recall make or model thanks, I am sure I have the same type of access point.
  13. Thanks, screens are clean and I even soaked the entire sprayer assembly in CLR with no better performance. I am thinking it probably has a collapsed hose or obstruction.
  14. Has anyone replaced the galley faucet on Signature 260? If so, does the refrigerator have to come out or can access be attained thru the side of the galley where I have a recessed storage shelf which I use for koozies. Thanks, this is the only faucet without good water pressure and I am thinking the retractable hose has maybe collapsed.
  15. I use a product I get at Walmart in their RV supplies aisle, it is a liquid water treatment, 1oz. does 20 gallons and works great, think the brand starts with a C
  16. I would suggest you also replace the rubber fuel line from tank to filter, mine was the cause of my issues several years ago. Quick and easy to replace plus the rubber is definitely bad by now.
  17. I'd be more worried about the weight, you are probably looking at several hundred pounds on the bow, you may be plowing a lot of water.
  18. Definitely stick with Hydro Hoist, I have an 8000 pound lift that is almost 20 years old, still works perfect
  19. I have purchased lines from the company listed below at the St. Louis boat shows for the past several years, have bought mooring lines of various lengths and matching lines for my 8" Taylor Made Big B fenders. They have the loop you want, are machine washable, do not get stiff or hard, and come in many colors and sizes. They will cut them to any size you want, have a nice big loop to work with. Horizons Ltd. 858-C Davis Dr. Conywrs, GA 800-969-4583 horizonsltd.com
  20. Mississippi River in St. Louis between Alton Dam and Winfield Dam, also the Illinois River and Grafton, IL. Grafton Marina has beautiful facilities and the town is fantastic with beautiful wineries.
  21. I know this will only stir things up but what is the big deal about using the bathroom, that's what it is meant for. I don't understand why people say only in an emergency, you gotta go, you gotta go, they are built to be used. Let people use them and you will have a much more pleasant outing. My family and grandkids use ours all the time, I pump it out, clean it and we have many more hours on the boat. Going to the bathroom is part of life, it all cleans up. My 1996 is spotless, many people ask how old it is, cleaning a boat is a way for me to relax, let them use the bathroom and enjoy the boat the way it is meant to be used. Please don't go nuts with replies, I just can't imagine telling my guests that they have to hold it as long as possible. I even allow dock neighbors to use mine if they don't have one on their boat so they don't have to walk to the restrooms. Enjoy the new boat, go with 1/2" dock lines
  22. Any problems caused by using an incorrect cord become yours, would hate to see a fire started because of this. The problem is you could end up destroying others boats which none of us want to do. I would either use the proper cord or discontinue the use of an extension cord, they can fail for a number of reasons.
  23. I have a 1996 model with 7.4 Bravo III, love everything about the boat, really no problems at all except normal wear items. I did recently replace my reverse cycle a/c and heat. My biggest concern would be that it has sat so long, depends on a lot of variables. As far as price, sounds good but really needs a lot of preventive maintenance and how handy you are.
  24. I suggest replacing the fuel line from the tank to the engine, should be about 3-4' in length, you will spend a few deer and save many issues. The rubber hose dries out and let's black specks like pepper that will create many running issues. The rubber fuel line will also collapse and cause issues.
  25. If the panel is a Cruisair SMX II which it probably is, contact Flight Systems. Does it have a button labeled heat? If so and changing to heat does not turn it on, you may have a bad touchpad, they rebuild them or sell new ones. Also, the reversing valve may be stuck on the unit, they can walk you through what you need to do. Google Flight Systems
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