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About gnarlykaw

  • Birthday 09/08/1961

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    st louisMO and Protem MO.
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    Camping, quads, the boat, and working towards RETIREMENT!! Building a new chapter in AR.

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  1. gnarlykaw

    2013 246SS! batteries

    Real quick, I'm not near the boat. whats the battery group size? Interstate green tops..... Their 7 years old, and they gotta go! Pretty sure they are both starting batteries. only run a radio when anchored.
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    Engine noise - “popping” or “missing”

    ok, your tech is right. start with the cap and rotor. look close at the dist when its open. make sure there is NO corrosion anywhere. green in color. I use dielelctric grease, sparingly, on the wires to cap points... take it for a run and see.... if still there, try the plugs.
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    Orange tint on seats

    LOL! i just took my helm seat home for this very same reason! but mine is from a slacker mechanic, that folded the bolster up, and over the old waterpump impeller, and it left a perfect outline of the impeller on my seat! i tried some weak cleaners on it, and just brought it home to be looked at....
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    What's your opinion on the best pumps for inflatables !!!

    how about the inverter setup, and a dock float pump motor? i inflate all the toys off the boat lift blower...
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    Twin Engines, Different Sounds

    sounds like an idler pulley on the port engine.....
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    Engine noise - “popping” or “missing”

    How many hours on it? backfire on decell? i listened to the video a few times, and I think thats all i heard. how about at idle smooth? does it start ok?
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    Need help with 2003 Chaparral 240 Signature

    sounds like it needs a scan tool. the fact that you pulled the throttle sensor lead, and it stayed running? leads me to a possible shorted sensor. but i would need some scan data to validate that.....
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    252 sunesta chap

    you could start by swapping relays first to see if the contacts are bad.....
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    Jesus! I need to start a new profession! I hope that includes putting in a climate controlled warehouse, complete with lounge, and waiters! We have weekend winterization parties in the hood. everybody pitches in to help.....
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    fuel filter help

    Thank you VERY much!!
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    fuel filter help

    Ok, heres the skinny, the boat is 250 miles away at a vacation home, and i left ALL the paperwork there as well. All I want to get is a friggin fuel filter, and all I know is that it is a genIII cool fuel. the closest chap dealer is 80 miles away, and I have NO time to get it in person. I would love to just buy it off of Ebay, but I have NO serial numbers. Is their an easier way to get maint parts??? 2012 SSI 350, 300HP, Bravo
  12. It has been pretty spotty on this lake, some had them, some not, but seems like this spring, their ALL over! one ruined outdrive at my dock, and the foats are covered! my lift is two years old, and we had NONE when i pulled out in the fall, but this spring, WOW1 I got some work ahead of me!!
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    256 ssi starting cold

    gas, its fine now. gas. water enter somehow when you changed the fuel filter. mine did it too. will probably do it again this year. mine sits in a enclosed barn. it goes hot and cold all the time in there....
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    New Boat Delivery Checklist

    We bought our chap in the early fall, and did not take delivery until april. our dealer wanted us to wait , because of kickbacks we would get from the factory. nice perks, nice of them to do that for us, longer warranty and all, I only skimmed through the posts, and we all had our woes when we got our boats. by now, your dealer has the boat, you may have already done your walk through, 1, keep a good rapore with your dealer. you WILL see them again at some point. 2. the checklists when you pick it up are nice. excitement WILL kick in when you lay your eyes on it, and you might forget some key things, hence, back to item 1. 3. warranty work will come up.stay calm. it might not go smooth. wrong parts due to new models, in general, delays. take it in stride. your gonna have this boat for a long time..... 4. develop a secondary relationship with another dealer, close to where the boat is. you might be buying at one dealer, and need service done at another. [we bought in another state}. you may have bought it from one, but the other dealer gets the service, and they will want your you as a new customer, and will go the extra mile to keep you from the other dealer. bottom line, just take your time, take it all in stride, it will all work out. This is suppose to be a fun thing!
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    246 on a lift....

    its a pull in..... no, not too deep in the water. just going to trim up a bit. looked fine when i pulled in last weekend.