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  1. The Great Escape II

    Penta DP Frozen Prop

    Which prop is stuck?
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    Stripped VP dipstick hole on drive

    Todd, Just to let you know if you DO decide to replace that top cap you have to re-shim the gear housing. It is in the service manual if it has to be replaced and I'm letting you know from experience. Google it to see how.
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    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    Not necessarily on screwed in snaps, it's called crevice corrosion and happens a lot in the marine industry with stainless steel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crevice_corrosion
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    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    Are they screw in snaps?
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    Chartplotter losing depth and sonar at speed

    See attached install manual for the Totalscan Transducer I mentioned. This is on page 7 on mounting it direct step or jack plate mounting. It will not track bottom when it's out of the water like you mentioned but they do list it as a installation option like I stated. ftp://software.lowrance.com/Documents/TotalScan-Transducer_IM_EN_988-11051-003_w.pdf
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    Can anyone with a 2001 Signature identify this switch?

    Dimmer for the dash/helm lighting.
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    Chartplotter losing depth and sonar at speed

    It also depends on what type of transducer. Some are skimming, some are in water and some are above water. What transducer do you have? We run Simrad with the Total Scan Transducer and our set up is skimming. Ours is adjusted so when you are on plane the transducer is SLIGHTLY below the water.
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    What all would be involved in installing a city water supply?

    Our Signature does not have it
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    What all would be involved in installing a city water supply?

    Also make sure you use a pressure regulator or you will blow your hoses. Most add on marine water connections have a built in regulator. Also make sure you turn it off from the spigot when not at the boat. We have salvaged many do to a fixture or plumbing failure when the water was left on. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/shurflo--flush-mount-water-regulator-inlet--183725
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    I need new batteries

    If you run Volvo they HIGHLY recommend a starting battery for their motors. Use a starting for the motor and deep cycle for the accessories.
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    carpet ring (grommet)

    Google it. https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/chaparral-boat-vinyl-carpet-ring-49-00093-grey-210-9998gr-single?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o5&scid=scplp7200491&sc_intid=7200491&gclid=CjwKCAjw8NfrBRA7EiwAfiVJpVD_vDVWzP-kjeiwWgDT9zPrnw6lCLtCKXiVaMDUnVJROso80Dp3vBoCR5oQAvD_BwE
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    Water dripping down from behind the helm - Sunesta 274

    Speedo tube came off.
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    This is a great starter kit for making your NMMA 2000 network. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BBFE98/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Hatem, My boat doesn't have Smartcraft or Vessel View since it's a Volvo motor. So none of the functionality of that system was available for my Chaparral. One reason for this upgrade is the system can record CAN events so I can pull that info with a simple CAN viewer. Second, my motor and most of that vintage with Volvo had very limited info due to the technology at the time and not having NMMA 2000 capability. With Yacht Devices they came out with a solution to retrieve this data. https://www.yachtd.com/products/can_view.html Also if you have a Mercruiser this is cheaper then adding Smartcraft. https://www.yachtd.com/news/mercury_smartcraft.html
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Yacht Device install on 2005 Volvo GXI-E went very easy. Received product yesterday, already have a NMMA 2000 set up for my electronics. Update to the device went as planned (1.32v) and the MPI configuration. Now I can see more engine data and have it on my Simrad GO 7 XSE. Here are some links of the product and pictures of the install. These are the two items I purchased. https://www.yachtd.com/products/engine_gateway.html https://www.yachtd.com/…/engine_gateway_nmea2000_certified.… Next I will customize the data on the Simrad. Here are some pictures. https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/_-hAzENJSxqH1sCahddwVQ.RG1J_EUWu_7HtvYpVs9NRg