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About MonkeySeaII

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    Monkey Sea 2
  • Birthday 01/06/1969

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    Moscow, PA
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    Boating, coaching youth Softball, cars, diesel trucks, mechanical engineering

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  1. lol, same place as mine. I have found that when I approach the trailer, as the bow hits the landing bunks, it always tends to kick the stern the the side before the hull centers itself and seats. When that happens, it bangs into the guides and either bends them or marks the hull. So that's why I removed them. And honestly, I focus on lining up the nose of the bow with the winch so the guides don't really help anyway.
  2. My trailer came with them and I took them off. To me they are more of a PITA then they are worth.
  3. I actually use mine mostly during watersports. When pulling the kids on the tube I can keep the speed where they like it but still keep the boat riding flat rather than bow high.
  4. an easy and relatively cheap add-on. I added the Bennett hydraulic tabs and it was pretty easy. They are really nice to have on our boats that are quite stern heavy.
  5. rated to carry 9600 lbs and the boat is 10,600 lbs. You're asking for disaster! Also, a boat with 10' beam will require special wide load permits
  6. my '07 256 w/496 Mag will top out at 55 on GPS. I'd be suspicious of your phone GPS.
  7. what hull water issue are you referring to??
  8. just saw this new model for 2018. I prefer the styling of the previous 277 but the lines of this new one looks pretty similar to my old 256. Very nice interior and features.
  9. I think if I were buying a new boat right now, I'd seriously look at the Volvo 430. I drove a 277 w/VP 380 and I was impressed. It had strong pull thoughout the power band. I'm a big block fan but that engine ran nice
  10. I use Citrus based bilge cleaner and an old mop. Where there's any mold (typically all the way in the back under the swim platform) I spray Mold Armor and then hose out. I try to keep my engine compartment as clean as possible and not smelly.
  11. that thing is a gimmick. The only real way to add hp is to do serious and costly upgrades to the engine like cam, supercharger, exhaust, etc. And a Chaparral hull is not designed to be a high performance boat so it takes major hp increases to see what adds up to only small performance increase.
  12. Don't feel bad, we all do it. A gouge in the black will be costly (been there, done that). The shop I used is very expensive but my gouge in the black, and also across the letters cost 3 large deer to fix. I ran it thru my insurance.
  13. yup, it slides into the rails and zips into the bimini top.
  14. my 256 came with the full camper canvas. The bow cover goes on and the eisenglass enclosure comes down from the arch. I have used it in the rain before but it's a bit of a PITA so I rarely even carry it. When my daughter was little, she and I would sleep on the boat and use it tho