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About mrvideo

  • Birthday 05/06/1961

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    Ventnor, NJ
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    Fast Cars, Boats, Skiing, & Single Malt Scotch !

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  1. Disappointingly, the Chaparral dealer commission my boat for the season. The chrome filter is black. What do you use to clean it? Spray break cleaner maybe?
  2. Johnfrmcal and Boatman69, Thanks for your advice. I dont have to change the impeller, so i'll go with removing the hoses and the metal brace. Since I dont have any plugs that would fit, will clear plastic wrap and a rubber band work ? Unfortunately its late to try this today, so looks like a project for next weekend.
  3. Put Plug In.. Wow.. that was so NOT helpful.. but thanks for your amazing effort.. I searched youtube before I posted. If you watched the few things on youtube, you would see that they arent 8.1 and dont have the water pump. Seems you are trying to bolster your wopping 14 posts.. thanks for your insite..
  4. I am handy with tools and carpentry, but have very limited experience with motors. My serpentine belt broke, and the local dealer who winterized and stores my boat is telling me July before they can get out. I have called several others, with no success, so I am going to replace it myself. I have the belt and a diagram. Since I have never replaced one before, any help would be greatly appreciated. BTW i am located in Ventnor if anyone with experience is interested in changing it for a fee. I looked at it yesterday afternoon. The first hurtle is the belt goes aroun
  5. I can get 55 mph = 47.7 knots in salt water. Trim tabs are a must on a 256ssi.
  6. When shopping for a boat, I fell in love with the appearance of the tower. Initially, it was purely a cosmetics reason to have it. After learning to wake board, we use our tower to pull skiers almost every weekend of the summer. To me its a no brain'r. Our bimini top mounts to the tower and folds up easily with a zipper on cover. It takes about 5 minutes to open or close including installation or removal of the cover... Only disappointing thing is we cant pull someone from the tower with the Bimini open. Otherwise We use both on a regular basis. Hope this helps.
  7. Hi Guys and Dolls, It is supposed to snow tomorrow in NJ, and i'm already thinking about the Spring 2015 Boating Season !!! I have been browsing for a new toy, and I came across these Parasails available for Recreational boaters. Does anyone have any information about these... Any feedback is great.. including after doing it a few times, does the interest wear off ?
  8. I have a 2008 256 ssi w/ a volvo 496. I just purchased a new tow vehicle, 2012 Infinity QX56. I believe the boat weight is aprox 5400 lbs plus 1500 lb trailer... Should I be looking at a class IV hitch ? Any brands suggestions ? Thanks in advance.
  9. I was out for the first time this year at dusk and turned on the Nav lights. The top white light came on in both positions, but the front Navigation lights wouldn't come on. It is the type that can be flipped up or down. I rotated it several times with no success. Any suggestions for trouble shooting ?
  10. Congrats, it looks to be in excellent condition. Welcome to the group.
  11. Yesterday I was gassing up before spending the day on the water with friends. Between the slack in the rope and a gust of wind, the boat gently bumped the dock (I did have two bumpers out..). Unfortunately, the gas cap was hanging on its silver ball chain between the two, absorbed the energy, and dropped to the bay floor. The gas attendant says it happens all the time and the water at high tide is aprox. 15' deep. Fortunately I had my swimming trunks on, dove down and started to look for the cap. The first thing I came up with was a huge Conch shell with a living snail. It took a few mo
  12. I sprung a leak last summer, and the belt got wet and chewed itself up. I ordered 2 overnight. One to use, the other to have as a spare...
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