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TexasPilot71

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About TexasPilot71

  • Birthday 02/09/1971

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    Allen, TX
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    Flying, Boating, Golfing, Baseball

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  1. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    Excellent (as always)! Thanks Wingnut!
  2. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    Interesting! I just assumed the shaft only spun when in gear. Great info and good to know. (Showing my ignorance)
  3. TexasPilot71

    Replacing Bilge Pump Questions

    That’s really cool! Nice job. Looks good too!
  4. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    Oh yes, so was I. Flushing with muffs.
  5. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    Actually, hang on...if the engine is running but the drive is not in gear, how would anything in there grind down?
  6. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    Good to know and lesson learned! I've only done it this way twice...both times pulling out of Florida. And after that second trip this past June, I replaced the entire shaft, U-joint, gimbal, and everything associated. So I got all new stuff!
  7. TexasPilot71

    Replacing Bilge Pump Questions

    Yeah, same situation here...pop it out and suck out the water lower than the mounting plate. And yes, it depends on what you're trying to do whether or not a "Y" will work. However, the duality for catastrophic events is certainly worth considering. You might not even be on the boat when a hose busts loose or something else happens to bring that amount of water onboard. Highly unlikely, I agree, but certainly has happened many times.
  8. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    When I am flushing it's because I've just pulled it from saltwater and plan to drive hundreds of miles that day. Drive stays up.
  9. TexasPilot71

    Replacing Bilge Pump Questions

    As long as the hose attached to the through hull can handle the volume of both pumps pumping at full capability. I think I read this is often not the case and it's therefore better to have an isolated second through hull and hose for capacity reasons.
  10. TexasPilot71

    Drive Position

    I can't believe it would matter. When I flush mine (rarely), it's after I've pulled it from the water, it's on the trailer, and the drive is up. The drive is always up when on the trailer unless maintenance requires otherwise (fluid changes, removal, etc.)
  11. TexasPilot71

    Reading Hull Id Number

    https://boathistoryreport.com/
  12. TexasPilot71

    Reading Hull Id Number

    http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm
  13. TexasPilot71

    Signature 260 Age?

    This may help too. I don't see one for a 2002, but I'd bet the 2003 is the same: http://forum.chaparralboats.com/publications/PartsGuides/Signature/2003/260.pdf
  14. TexasPilot71

    Signature 260 Age?

    Oh, and then look here: http://forum.chaparralboats.com/ownersManuals/2002.pdf
  15. TexasPilot71

    Signature 260 Age?

    It's a 2002 model. https://boathistoryreport.com/?identifier=FGBC0927C202
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