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    For all you Photo Lovers (part 2)

    Love it, love it!! Thanks
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    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    no . . .
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    Winter project

    That is beautiful!
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    Fresh Water Plumbing with PEX?

    Travel trailers, etc have bypass valves at the water heater for the same reason. Pull the drain plug at bottom of water heater, close the valves, add antifreeze (but not into water heater). My camper uses the water pump to circulate the AF directly from the gallon container.
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    Beginner Advice - 1992 Chaparral 2200SLC

    meh . . .
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    Beginner Advice - 1992 Chaparral 2200SLC

    Plenty of folks will put lipstick on a pig to pretty it up. She looks nice, but at that age due diligence is required, especially if she's lived outdoors. First time used boat buyers often aren't sure what to watch for; that's where some of us come in . . . I've purchased a 1981 and a 1978 in my past . . . The '78 Browning Aerocraft Monte Carlo II is in the background here . . . helluva nice boat
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    Pink Mold on stitching seams

    yet another H2O and 'pinking upholstery' . . . been at least six of these posted on this forum by my rough WAG since the advent of the model line. On another note, is anyone else bored with runabout interiors these days?
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    Beginner Advice - 1992 Chaparral 2200SLC

    check the floor and transom . . .
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    Volvo Penta Forward Drive

    I've surfed a few times. Mostly behind a 24' Axis, and once behind a 21' Mastercraft. The Axis wake was certainly larger. I'll say this: it's easier for an amateur to ride a large wake than a small one. On the other hand, with enough ballast, a 23' Chap with forward drive may create a decent wake. I'd wanna try it first. WRT FFD, be sure you run on clean lakes. Also remember the boat will sit higher on the trailer, with a higher overall height.
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    2019 Model Info

    Only one Signature and one SSi remaining . . .
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    Ever witness a boating accident?

    looks like a dummy . . .
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    Hello from East TN

    Welcome! Looks like a nice, well cared for boat. Tennessee has beautiful boating, though I've only been on Dale Hollow, Norris, Center Hill and Percy Priest. Wasn't crazy about Percy Priest though. Would love to see more of TN's waters.
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    Can the 230 or 250 Suncoast's handle the ocean?

    An honest assessment from your dealer. There has been a topic or two here from Suncoast owners that were disappointed with its' open water capabilities.
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    sking behind vortex boats

    Single or twin engine Vortex? With single it'll take longer than stern drive and certainly longer than direct drive.
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    Sunesta 236 w 5.0 UNDER POWERED?

    You gotta really want it . . . Chap 223 with 5.0 . . . My 220 with 5.7 . . .
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    Stopping a Boat on Plane.

    Must have snagged on a submerged tree!
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    Best Dock Upgrade Ideas

    I priced a corner dock box once. Once . . .
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    4/3 blade bravo props

    If you have throttle remaining, it's not at WOT.
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    2018 chevy traverse

    The Dodge Durango V6 is rated at 6200, if you're interested. We've been very pleased with ours (though we don't tow with it much). A 3 row 'SUV' (technically a crossover) that gets 24+ mpg highway (non-towing). Sorry, can't speak directly to the Traverse.
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    Looking for input on bow riders

    yump. Based on my many years on this forum and witnessing the demise of the SSi and the advent of the H2O, I can't agree with your post (though I love the true boat ownership enthusiasm behind it). The lack of attention paid to the H2O certainly seems way out of proportion to the standard model lines. This forum has been a great place to follow such trends. I prefer to spend my futzin' time cleaning her rather than repairing her, especially when new.
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    Looking for input on bow riders

    Agree . . .
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    1981 restoration

    You would be trusting that whoever cut on and plugged/covered/sealed the transom did it properly. Perhaps it's done well to this point, I know nothing of restorations; I'm more of a check-writer. That's an interesting boat, but boat projects are prolly easy to find. Not of lot of restoration guys on this forum. Maybe another site? Best of luck with it.
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    31 Signature 2014 performance numbers

    Welcome to the forum, cpg. Great write up. Question: where's the pics??
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    B3 gear ratio

    I guess my point is: you probably shouldn't expect that, not that you do. My 220 with 5.7 and B3 24s gets same numbers as brick's.