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    Engine add ons

    adding a supercharger and all of the other required upgrades will boost your horsepower but at a very large cost. The Chaparral hulls are not designed to ride high out of the water like a performance boat hull. Therefore it takes a lot more HP to gain top speed and you are only going to get so much of of that hull. A former member did this and was able to get 70mph. But the cost vs. result was not good! You also won't get a lot of speed out of a Duoprop or Bravo III.
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    257 vs 267 ssx

    I THINK the 257 platform is a bit higher than the 267.
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    257 vs 267 ssx

    I've been on both boats and I didn't notice the 267 having lower freeboard. That is my calibrated eye so not an actual measurement. i think it's just because of the way the windshield on the 257 meets the lines of the hull vs. the newer styling
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    Rudeness on the lake -- How to handle it?

    I see that on our lake all of the time. The music doesn't usually bother me but when the cursing at the top of their lungs starts while I have my kids on board, that's another story. If it's bad enough, I'll say something. Another thing that drives me nuts is smokers on the water. I'm out enjoying nature and fresh air and I have to breathe in nasty cigarette smoke!!
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    New to the Lake, New to Me 2012 196SSi

    I'm jealous! A house on LKN is my dream. We vacation there and love it! Some day I hope to retire there. Enjoy!!
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    2014 Sunesta taking on water when cruising

    I had a leak in the stern area where the top 1/2 of the boat meats the bottom 1/2. right at the back of the swim platform. I used Flexseal spray and that fixed it. I also pull the rubrail and resealed in with 3M 5200
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    2014 287SSX engine flush-multiple failures-help!

    this is very similar to what I made for mine. I just didn't do a tee cause it's really tight. And I only have 1 valve on the garden hose inlet
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    Lake Marion

    Anyone boat on Lake Marion? It's called the inland sea of SC. Wondering if it's deep and good for boating?
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    Lake Marion

    cool, thanks for the info!
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    Cooler recommendations

    I have a Yeti hard cooler and an RTIC soft cooler. Bot hold ice for 2 days.
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    2014 287SSX engine flush-multiple failures-help!

    it could be permanent but I'd have to add a tee fitting. And it's difficult to work with that hose cause it's very stiff. It's easy enough to just hook this up when I need it
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    2014 287SSX engine flush-multiple failures-help!

    in a nutshell yes. I don't leave in place though because there's not enough space. But it takes 2 minutes to pop the coupling loose and install my flush valve. For me, it greatly simplified things and eliminated the stress of messing with muffs.
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    First time boat buyer need advice!!!

    sounds like a good price and very low hours for the age. But without an inspection, hard to say what kind of condition it's in.
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    2014 287SSX engine flush-multiple failures-help!

    I had the same issues with muffs on my 496. I never got to a high temp alarm cause I'd shut it down as soon as the exhaust manifolds got hot. But I had so much trouble getting the thing to pump with muffs. So I made up my own flushing attachment with a ball valve and a garden hose fitting. I simply take the water pump intake hose apart at the coupling, and insert my attachment into the female side of the hose that feeds into the pump. I purchased a pc. of the water hose and the coupling on ebay. Once hooked up, I close the ball valve and turn the hose spigget on. Then once in the boat, I crack the ball valve, start the engine, then open the ball valve all the way. Works like a charm.
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    Thru Hull Exhaust Water Leak...help pls

    that would be thru HULL not Haul
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    Towing tube from 264

    I have one like that. It's a 2 person tube that looks like a lazy boy:) HO is the brand. I also have an old "Viper" 2 person tube that is really low profile. That's what I used the Booster Ball for
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    Towing tube from 264

    I tow from the hook on the transom. Only very low profile tubes are a problem when it comes to the rope submerging. I use the booster ball for those tubes.
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    Bravo 3 lower drive material

    I put a skeg guard on mine this year. Just to make it look better and eliminate the need to keep painting it every year.
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    anyone towing a trailer at 75 on up is nuts! I don't go over 65-70 when I'm towing. 8K lbs is a lot to stop or make and evasive maneuver with doing 80 mph!!
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    Broken A with bird

    I had to replace my beak 2 times! Tends to catch the corner bumper on my dock. Call Joe @ Cecil.
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    Load-Rite uses Kenda and they have good reviews
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    yes but they are a big name and have a good rep. Like most Goodyear are made in China. I'm saying don't buy some off brand name.
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    I'm running Kenda tires on my current trailer. They have good reviews. My best advice is steer clear of any off brand, made in China tires. After blowing out 4 tires on 1 trip, I'll never buy cheap tires again. And always check the date code on the tires you buy to ensure they aren't selling you old inventory.
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    Trailer guides

    I took my guides off the trailer. I found they just get in the way.
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    WOT on 8.2L Merc?

    that's pretty close to what my boat runs with the current high humidity. When it's very low humidity and the water is cold I can get a little bit more.