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  1. RoyR

    Refueling Routine....

    Interesting - wonder what would happened with us dry-land boaters, when there is a fuel leak, and I turn on the batter charger.....I assume its a switch-mode power supply, so we should be ok.
  2. RoyR

    Penta DP Frozen Prop

    Soak it in PB Blaster, and use the puller - doesn't look that bad, should come off..apparently this is an even better oil, can try it too! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ESIHZI/?tag=car-bibles-20
  3. Yep, should never have touched the O-rings - the rest of the seals works great! Her is my thread on rebuilding the cylinders - should probably find another way to post pictures, not paying for the photobucket subscription. http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?/topic/28216-dps-a-trim-cylinder-rebuild/
  4. I don't know what I said that made to mods upset - more time to spend with the family! Massive - I have had to oil issues on my boat: 1. Trim Cylinder on the right is seeping oil out of the o-ring where it goes into the rear cylinder port - bad design, and I haven't been able to find an oversize o-ring that stops the leak. I did buy a virtually new used ram cylinder from ebay, but haven't had time to install it yet. 2. Drive oil had water in it - compression / vacuum test was stable - the heli-coil on the top of the drive dip-stick had a the end lifted, I think it allowed a bit of water into the drive when it wasn't tight enough. hammered the heli-coil end down, new o-ring, and no issues since.
  5. I was banned apparently - move on, nothing to see here! PS. Only use FB to join certain groups, so that I can get access to the information being shared.
  6. RoyR

    Oil Test Results

    I use them on all my "nice" vehicles...sometimes, I wonder if it's better not to know!
  7. Don't see it anymore on Facebook - was I banned again, sigh!
  8. RoyR

    Adding a wake tower

    I was in the same situation - that is a significant cost investment in an older / smaller boat, that is not going to produce a good wake, and you won't recover the money when you sell it. Have you considered buying a bigger boat that already has a tower?
  9. RoyR

    Always a little water in bilge

    In the 2008 Sunesta 224 - there is a front storage in the bow, that can be used as an ice chest - mine drains into the hull, yet the anchor space drains to the outside - stupid! If you turn to the right, and slow down, you can get water to flow over the swimstep into the boat, and drains into the hull. If your "boat people" walk into the boat with wet lifejackets, it will drain into the boat. I've had it dry, but rarely (put a towel in the engine bay) - water still comes in somewhere, I can see it right after I launch - but no idea where from...one day I'm going to put my kid in the engine compartment with a flashlight and pay him $100 if he see where it's leaking....or maybe I'll fill it with water and see where it's leaking.
  10. RoyR

    Towing with Range Rover Sport

    Ain't gonna work pappi....RRS is only supposed to look pretty, not do any real work!
  11. RoyR

    Is an engine hoist required for alignment?

    Try this.... https://www.amazon.com/Torin-Engine-Hoist-Crane-Accessory/dp/B004PX4YCI/ref=asc_df_B004PX4YCI/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312174136943&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5694982612302599688&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031300&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-571053070945&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=63790029762&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312174136943&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5694982612302599688&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031300&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-571053070945
  12. RoyR

    Sunshine kills my gelcoat

    Blue has the same issues - I put sunscreen on mine!
  13. You are clearly NOT qualified to work on this boat, and should hand in your man card....infact, offerup the boat to first come on this forum! PS. Put a ziplock bag around the filter before you remove it -catches al the oil.
  14. RoyR

    Trailer Tire wear

    What kind of tires?
  15. RoyR

    Ordered a brand new 277 ssx...

    New boat, or a discount on this "used" boat....I don't care who paid to fix it.