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  1. Iggy

    Newbie to Boating

    I would talk to your local dealer first. On some trailers, the rollers/bunks and the winch post can be moved on order to fit and balance the boat.
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    Chaparall transducer placement I/O

    Yes it is. Of course, read the Docs that came in the box. Buy a small tube of 3M's 4000 fast cure calking. Pick the spot as the docs show, keep in mind that you need to drill a hole above the water line to pass the wire though. That nothing is on the other side and you can reach it. You DON"T want to drill though anything, wires or hoses. You can use stainless screws to mount it, pre-drill the holes. Then use 4000 in the holes, use plenty of it and then screw it on. You can always wipe off the extra 4000. It comes to cable clamps that you can use to hold the wire to the boat as it goes up to the pass though hole. After the wire goes in the hole, again use the 4000 to seal it. Should not take you more than 30 to 45 minutes to mount and pass the wire though. Getting it up to the helm is going to take more time. As to bolting it on, I never cared for making a hole below the water line right though the boat. I have always used 4 stainless 1 inch screws. Between a the screws and the chalking, I never had it come loose. Plus, its more forgiving if you hit something. Its better to pull the screws out, than to break the transducer and do this all over again.
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    Chaparall transducer placement I/O

    The first question would be..... Is it a transom mount or thru-hull unit?? Than we can talk on how to mount it. Lets not cloud or confuses the issue.
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    Transducer on SSX line?

    I would call them and may they can explain it better.
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    Transducer on SSX line?

    Have you checked out the Simrad web site?
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    Oil Change VP V8-300-C-A

    Yep! But it is best to change it in the fall. Then run the engine for 1 or 2 minutes. This will flush out the old oil from the bearing so its not seating there all winter.
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    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    The Jeanneau NC 33 was at the N.E. Boat Show. https://www.jeanneauamerica.com/en/boats/10-nc/613-nc-33 We were really impressed with the room, the layout, and engine room space to work in. The only con I saw was, it had outdrives vs shafts. It come with a twin Volvo diesels at 220hp each which is what I am looking for. Better GPH rate than gas and due to that, you have a small tank to go the same distance. In other words, less wight and more room. What we really like, is that the cockpit and galley are not below deck. Just the staterooms and head, so you have more of a open feeling! If it gets stormy, your protected and it came in at a good price.
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    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    Dont forget to add yourself and anything you put in your Jeep............ Food for thought.
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    Add a battery

    I have twins too, but no genset. Anyways, Chap set it up with three battery switches with two combined between them. The middle switch is the house. So no matter which engine starts, the 1st combiner will close and charge the house. Than the 2nd one will close and charge the other starting battery. But I did install two more house batteries. The good thing is, I bought a 2200 suitcase size generator. I only use it 4 or 5 times a season. When we go on vacations.
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    Add a battery

    I take it that you have nothing better to do than to check my grammar. How sad...........
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    Add a battery

    Yep! But if you had a combiner, both batteries would be charging no matter how the switch was set. Also the load would only be on the one that the switch is set too. Water Dang, I take it that have twin engines since you have two starting batteries. This is where a combiner would come in real handy, but I am thinking you already have one or two connected.
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    Add a battery

    As I said in the beginning! I just love this topic.
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    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Yes, congrats! But shouldn't it bigger??
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    Add a battery

    Yep!! Better still, I would go all AGM. Most shore chargers, you can set the profile but not for each bank. I know Promariner can't, but some Guest models can.
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    Improvement of steering

    Yep!
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    Anyone cross shop a monterey 224fs?

    Looked at them and did not care for the layout. Beneteau last year came out with there NC33. I saw it at the N.E. Boat show. Great layout, diesel engines, genset and more. Worth looking at.
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    Add a battery

    Batteries Plus has great prices on AGM batteries. There more $$, but there warranty is almost double to a flooded and size for size output more amps.
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    Improvement of steering

    That does not sound right. My 290 is now 8 years old and no steering problems. You must be going slow 99.9% of the time and going over great distances to save $1,500 at idle. To me, it sounds a little odd.
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    Add a battery

    You need to do the math too. How many amps all you pulling in those few hours? Lets say it 25amps per hour for 3 hours =75 amp hours. So now you need a battery thats rated about 150 amp hours. Which can go back to what type, most flooded you should not go under 50% discharge. AGMs are 40% giving you more time. What your pulling in amps, I dont know but I am just using round numbers. Some boats have 1 or even 2 amps plus the head unit. Its not always, relatively simple. Think about it, whats right for you and I would go for a bigger battery than you think you need. It can't hurt and the cost difference is small!!
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    Add a battery

    As to batteries, good point. But it all depends on the size of the battery. Deep or not. What I mean is if the deep battery is big eoungh, it can be used in starting too. But it also DEPENDS on the type, flooded vs AGM. AGMs can be used for both deep and starting.
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    Improvement of steering

    Its not worth it. But what you are telling me is. That you are shutting the starboard engine off. For safety, I would not do that, just take it out out gear.
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    Add a battery

    Your right, but thats why you size the batteries to your system. So in the case of delaswim, he has a 75 amp alt. So you don't go over 200 amp hours in size. Or four to one. I talked about having control. With a good battery combiner, you can turn it off. Some have a control switch to force it open or closed.
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    Add a battery

    Giving you less control.
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    Add a battery

    Than your switch is in the wrong place. Which ever way you go, I would move it. But the same holds true with the dual system. Turn it on to which ever battery you would like to use. Then turn it off when done. Now your using the term "house". Remember too in this setup, you can connect to the 2nd battery anything. It will be charging if the engine is running and that load will not effect the #1 battery.
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    Add a battery

    I agree on your two points!! Keep in mind what a battery combiner does when added to a basic dual setup. No matter which battery the switch is on, both batteries will be charging when the engine is on. When the engine is not running, the batteries are not combined. Its simlpe, its easy, less complicated and gives you full control. With this setup, I would alternate between batteries in starting. One, to use both equally. 2nd, to know that ether battery can start my engine with out the help of the other. This will give you some indication of its condition. You CAN NOT do this with the add-a-battery kit.
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