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    Rearview mirror

    I like Cipa . . . I have the Cipa Extreme
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    220 SSi Club

    It seems as though the past year has seen several new members with 220s join the forum. Since spring is just around the corner and the model is no longer offered, I thought it would be a good time to see just how many of us there are. So lets hear from the 'big enough, small enough' boat crowd. Whatcha got? Mine's a 2006 with Merc 350MAG/B3 and about 450 hrs with all options except tower speakers. Black wide band, of course! #1
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    Switch Acuators (covers)

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    Towing tube from 264

    Part of what I like about being a Sam's member is shopping the seasonal general merchandise in the store. I keep thinking about switching to Costco, though. But that's another topic . . .
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    Switch Acuators (covers)

    Hmm, a yellow 220 in the Atlanta area. Hey brick, have you checked your garage lately?? Congrats on your purchase, sir. The 220 is a great model. Check in on our "220 Club" thread.
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    Chaparral's quality going downhill

    Your dealer with have a LOT to do with how well the boat stands up at delivery. Be prepared to go over it with a fine toothed comb and make notes for the dealer to address before you take delivery. Enjoy your new boat!
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    Bow Cooler

    A good 'What's in your cubby' topic . . . we've never used it as a cooler either. Or the one under the glove box, or the ones on the swim platform . . . I keep my suction cupped handle in mine that I use for swim-around wipe downs.
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    Towing tube from 264

    I agree with you re: the bimini; even with my large bimini, still plenty of sun to be had. It is almost always deployed. I don't much care for tubing, but I think I'd like the style you've suggested. Put me back there with a refreshing beverage and hit 5 mph please . . . adult tubing.
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    Chaparral's quality going downhill

    Using cheaper materials is one thing. Not fastening and/or attaching them together properly is quite another.
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    Towing tube from 264

    correct . . .
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    Chaparral's quality going downhill

    The demise of the SSi line, and the advent of the H20 and Vortex seem to correspond to much of the QA issues we hear about on this forum. Your issues sound more like a travel trailer experience. Let's hope Chap isn't devolving in that manner. I'm keeping my 220 . . .
  12. To my knowledge, no one on this forum runs all chain, but I'm sure you'll continue to get some feedback regarding pros and cons. Good luck.
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    220 SSi Club

    Chaparral has had nothing this size since the 220 that I'd rather have. But that's me . . . The 236, for me, would be closest . . .
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    220 SSi Club

    Welcome, #29! Enjoy the boat; I sure love mine. Keep us posted on your mods . . .
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    JL Audio M vs MX series?

    I think the M sounds clearer, but the MX is no slouch; it sounds good. I gave them both a good listen at a shop a while back.
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    Newbie in Tacoma - 210 ssi

    We love the tower. It's from New Dimension Towers in Maryville, TN. A great upgrade.
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    My mistake. Appreciate the heads up . . .
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    Chaparral owners rally?

    I don't think I'll ever understand what part of the United States is the 'Midwest' . . .
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    She’s buying her first boat...

    Regarding hours: my thought is that a cuddy cabin will accrue fewer hours than its open bow brethren, due to different usage (generally speaking).
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    Marathons are discontinued...
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    New 227ssx owner

    A sweet ride! Congrats ... what, no pic?? ... price of admission
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    Hours on engine

    Sight unseen, I'd say he's taken care of it to get it to that point. I have 825 hrs on my 2006. Some boats a few years old have 100 hrs or whatever and have been abused. I'll take the boat that's been taken care of . . .
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    Drive showers?

    I put one on my B3. It helps to keep the upper gears cool. They're not expensive. I don't run hard for long distances, but I put one on anyway.
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    New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

    I think I got the last set of Marathons in my town for my cargo trailer.
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    What is the best boat lift on the market today?

    For rough water I'd want what Wingnut is suggesting. In my neck of the woods (mostly calm lake waters), Hydro Hoist is great.