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  1. I mounted my flagpole on the aft rail behind the aft seat -- the steel flagpole just slides into Taylor Made steel rail mount and thumbscrew keeps it tight. No holes in fiberglass, takes 2 mins to install. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/taylor-made--rail-mount-flag-pole-socket-for-7-8-1-rails--10094282?mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3076579609&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%20-%20Vendors-_-10094282&product_id=10094282&adpos=1o5&creative=108421554364&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgL-TqbDE3AIVRUSGCh2UHgehEAQYBSABEgLzCfD_BwE
  2. 270owner

    New upholstery estimate

    might be worth contacting Cecil Marine to see what the Chaparral OEM full vinyl price is. I'm betting it's a lot, but might make you feel better about any future price quotes!!
  3. 270owner

    Upper Chesapeake

    thanks for your note! I'm headed out today to Annapolis, and planning to stay in Severn River -- good to know that there's debris out in the Bay! Also, thanks for sending the link about beaches/water quality -- I didn't know this existed!
  4. 270owner

    Boat and Dog

    for bcboater, we use a dinghy...
  5. 270owner

    Replacement LED Arch Lights

    looks great! I've had good luck with marinebeam.com, if you're looking for another source.
  6. 270owner

    Chap 330 owners which grill stows topside?

    I have Magma Chefsmate, mount for rod holder, with an additional plate I crafted of aluminum to hold it outboard of the boat. Chefsmate has fold-out legs, so can be used on shore, too. awesome grill!
  7. 270owner

    bolster seat

    my flip up bolsters on 2005 270 sig gave way last year. screws had stripped out of the wood or whatever is underneath the vinyl. I replaced the #10 1inch screws with #12 and/or #14 screws, and it is solid again. Much easier than I feared. #12 was sufficient if screw just worked loose, but in some holes I needed the bigger screws to get it to hold well.
  8. 270owner

    Bimini Wobble

    my OEM bimini wobbles a small amount, but makes a lot of noise! so, for me the solution was nylon washers -- quiet as a mouse now!
  9. 270owner

    Cooler recommendations

    has anyone found a cooler that fits under the cockpit sink, like the igloo oem arrangement? From just looking at dimensions and design, it seems a yeti, rtic or other hard coolers wouldn't stay put like the igloo that is held in place by handle bracket.
  10. 270owner

    Cooler recommendations

    I've spent some time over the years figuring out best arrangement for our crew -- sometimes overnighting for 1 or 2 nights, mostly day. I replaced the original igloo which fits under cockpit sink with a new one, since original was looking beat up and had a sharp edge. New one is called igloo ultra -- better handles but I'm not sure how different... Drinks in this -- using frozen 16oz water bottles to supplement the ice For food, I use a norchill 24-can soft cooler and keep it under table in galley (below, out of sun). Soft cooler is easier to manage down below than hard coolers, imo, given small space down there. I'm going to try the idea of making an ice block from the cascade container, but to-date, I've always just used 16oz frozen water bottles. I tried some of the blue cool packs, but prefer frozen water bottles since we can drink them in the end! Also, I freeze the food beforehand if applicable. https://www.norchillcoolers.com/product/marine-cooler/. norchill has a deal where they give some 25% trade-up discount if you send in a pic of your old cooler; I've not done it, since I've found good promo discounts around holidays.
  11. 270owner

    Cockpit Table Replacement?

    here are pics from my 2014 thread about my replacement of cockpit table with a teak one. Since these pics, I've replaced the factory table leg support with a heavier duty, wider, adjustable one that raises and lowers easily and has wider base for better stability. Easy install, since I could thru-bolt to a aluminum plate due to easy access of engine cover. Given the weight of this table, I found that over time the oem mount was not sufficient... I love it -- best mod to the boat that I've done! Same guy made some teak slat flooring for head -- also awesome!
  12. 270owner

    2018 Blue Angels Annapolis

    I'm planning to head to Annapolis tomorrow -- our marina is right on Severn in Eastport, so will be in the slip but nearly under the planes! It's an amazing show -- fingers crossed for clear weather!
  13. 270owner

    refrigerator/ switches

    I had somewhat similar problem with fridge where it didn't work on battery, but was cold when on shorepower… Tried a few things, and best answer was a new electrical board on back of the unit (sounds like what IdahoPearl did). It cost about $120, and was easy to install -- pull out the fridge, unscrew a few wires, screw new one in.
  14. 270owner

    Cockpit Table

    I replaced my cockpit table on Sig270 with teak one -- love the upgrade! It changed the boat's look and works great! I loaded pics of it and the source (goodalemarine.com) onto this site in an older post. Rich even made a table extension for me. In the process of doing this upgrade, I was able to get greater table space to accommodate 6 for lunch. I also replaced the standard post with a more sturdy (wider base) and height adjusting table support. I did it myself with aluminum backing plates from Amazon (cut with my table saw) and some epoxy, so not too difficult. https://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Springfield-3-Stage-Air-Powered-Table-Pedestal&i=300576&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlebase&s_kwcid=googlepla&cvsfa=2587&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=33303035373641524353&s_kwcid=adwords__&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIouuWoc_f2gIVjIzICh09RArBEAQYCCABEgLRofD_BwE http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?/topic/27236-teak-cockpit-table/#comment-297255 for pics of table
  15. 270owner

    330 Signature Davits

    I use an inflatable floor dinghy and just pull it up on its side onto the swim platform and tie it off to the cleats. I put a 3.5 hp 2stroke in the aft locker. I've looked at options for davits, and I would probably go for the Weaver Davits because they are small and they have an option to have only a low-profile fitting on the swim platform edge. To me, this would be best because swim platform is still useable, and low odds of stubbed toes.