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  1. Hi Sprint7 I did a subwoofer install on my 246 this summer. Use the search button, select search all forums and type in Subwoofer Install. You will see my post and pictures under Wake My Day. At first glance this install looks big, but one step at a time and no problems. It was a nice spot as I didn't lose any cubby space and the sealed enclosure makes the sub pound. Good luck
  2. Thanks guys and girls, I was looking at around the 2007 range of 290, which is the table conversion bed in the front. We can't wait to sell our 246ssi and join the cruiser club.
  3. Great point. I guess it might depend on on how much I have had to drink....
  4. Can someone let me know if two adults can sleep in the Front V berth of a 290 Sig. I'm 6 foot 1 and my wife is 5 foot 4 Thanks
  5. Hey guys, we are looking to upgrade our 246 to a small cruiser. We are hesitant to purchase a boat with two engines because of the cruise cost. Does chap make 280 with a single engine? Possibly a single 8.1? Thanks
  6. If you are being picky, the power and ground cable size needs to match. If you feel the power wire is to small on the main bus by the dash, then the ground is also too small. If in doubt always run back to the battery. I have installed many systems and for an amp that is labelled 450 watts, this amp is more than likely putting out half that amount.
  7. You can power up and ground the amp from the boat's main bus bar, however from my experience I get a ton of engine noise and hiss through the boat speakers when choosing these points. You might not notice this issue being that your running only a subwoofer. If it is only a weekend experience, I would grab power the closest and easiest spot. It doesn't matter where you grab power just remember to wire in an inline fuse no more than 12 inches away from the power source. You will certainly get some additional base with your setup in the storage compartment, but it will vibrate the helm and sound quite muffled unless you open the door. Good Luck Great point above, ensure that you aren't pulling to much power through the main power wire. From my experience when running the boat with only the stereo, and no lights or accessory options running, your wire gauge should be ample for you sub amp to run. If in doubt run straight to the battery switch or house battery. Good point JDBretz.
  8. Just finished installing my 12 inch Lenco Tabs. I pulled power through an added fuse to the main hot bus behind the dash and connected the orange wire to an unused Acc. Switch on the dash. Love the fact I can leave the tabs down when I turn the boat off. I'm very happy I choose the LED controller as we'll.
  9. I have the same boat and Bimini. My setup is exactly the same as you but I have two poles that can be removed to expose travel short poles. I have never had any issue with the poles staying locked in. If anything they can be difficult to take out if you don't apply downward force. Have you tried Cecil marine for your leg. Seems this company supports the chap crew. 170.00 seems extreme for a 36" pole. I bet the pole kept popping out because just one back stay was in, possibly applying sideways force or just to much force for just one pole. You won't really know you have a problem until you install the new second pole and give it another try.
  10. Thanks guys, unzipped and collapsed the top for our drive to the ramp. Best advice yet.
  11. So in your opinion there is no way to take apart the fitting, replace the cord and snap it back together??
  12. One more question, how do you remove the stay put fasteners on the rear edge of the boat canvas cover? One of my shock cords is broken and I need to replace it. Thanks rob
  13. Hi Everyone: Just a quick question, can I travel on a 50mph highway with my Bimini and windows zipped in? It seems very secure. My travel time is about 45 minutes. I boat at 30 to 35 mph on the water with no issues, just curious if anyone has experience running on the road. I can't find if Chaparral says this is a no no. Thanks Rob
  14. MonkeySedall: Do you have pictures of how close to the outdrive you installed yours? Maybe a measurement? Thanks
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