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About ripley629

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  1. I have taken the boat out four times now and just noticed some missing screws from my trolling motor mount. All of them were loose and cannot get them to snug up. I was wondering if lock tight should be applied or if that would not make a difference. Anybody else having this problem? Fixes?
  2. I have a 2013 H2O with 10 hours on it and I noticed my lower unit oil reservoir is showing the level at the add oil line. Is this normal for a new motor that is being broken in? I want to say that someone said it is normal but not sure. Also, is there a particular lower unit oil that I need to add or is any acceptable?
  3. They are surge disc brakes. The fifth pin keeps the surge brakes from engaging while backing. A 4 to 5 pin connector is only 10 or so deer and can be bought at most boat dealers.
  4. If you have trailer surge brakes then you must use them. The reason being, when you back the boat up the trailer brakes will engage unless you have the 5 pin adapter connected. The fifth pin detects when your in reverse and will disengage the surge brake system. I learned that when I first used mine.
  5. I want to do the hatch install on my port console as well. Does Chaparral sell the additional hatch door to match the other one and if so do you know how much?
  6. Yeah I live in Kentucky and was hoping for a boat ride tomorrow but looks like rain all day
  7. When you remove your drain plug does it have the tube connected to drain your engine oil? Ours does and will make the 20 hour engine oil change much easier.
  8. I have the Have the FS version and I am already looking to put an additional fish finder up by the trolling motor. I also have taken on very little water in the hull.
  9. I have a red 2013 H2O and love it. I have 5 hours now and have not had it above 3200 Rpms or about 41mph. I have varied the throttle and have me not used a drop of oil or gear oil.
  10. I agree cyclops, here recently anything mechical and computer related has problems. The last thing I want is an error code while I'm 10 miles from the ramp that keeps me from getting her back there for some BS reason.
  11. Thanks for the info. So when the trolling motor battery level drops in will send surges, makes sense.
  12. I like the plug idea so I can remove it wires and all when we go skiing.
  13. Great ideas all. I just wander how much draw there is to my cranking battery running two fish finders the last I want to do is to kill my cranking batt. The way I look at it is, if my trolling battery is going dead I won't be fishing anymore anyway and wouldn't need my finder up at the bow anyway.
  14. Learning here and open for all suggestions. The wires for the finder do not plug in. They're are just wires.
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