Quag

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  1. Like some expert opinion on a boat I have been looking at for a while.  2013 206SSI.  Had some issues getting to WOT, and was starting to back fire.  Seemed to be fuel pump related/starving for fuel,  but they are saying they found the issue.  Either pick up or fuel filter.  Both replaced and they have not had an issue.  

    When I drove it , I would get to WOT and would not sustain (but they are saying fixed now)   Even at WOT could not push past 38MPH on GPS.  Not sure of the prop pitch, they think 17, but are getting back to me. Does have a great hole shot.  What should I expect as a top end on this boat at WOT?  

    I have an older (1996) 1830SS with a 4 cylinder 19 pitch prop and by myself push it over 40 at WOT.  

    I am not concerned about driving 50mph at WOT all the time, just need to know to make sure I know what to expect with this boat and if worth getting. 

  2. Like some expert opinion on a boat I have been looking at for a while.  2013 206SSI.  Had some issues getting to WOT, and was starting to back fire.  Seemed to be fuel pump related/starving for fuel,  but they are saying they found the issue.  Either pick up or fuel filter.  Both replaced and they have not had an issue.  

    When I drove it , I would get to WOT and would not sustain (but they are saying fixed now)   Even at WOT could not push past 38MPH on GPS.  Not sure of the prop pitch, they think 17, but are getting back to me. Does have a great hole shot.  What should I expect as a top end on this boat at WOT?  

    I have an older (1996) 1830SS with a 4 cylinder 19 pitch prop and by myself push it over 40 at WOT.  

    I am not concerned about driving 50mph at WOT all the time, just need to know to make sure I know what to expect with this boat and if worth getting. 

  3. Both Fuel Injected
  4. Looking at a 2013 206SSI. It has a VP 200 in it. Read up a bit and seems like a solid performer, however I would like to know the difference between the 200 and 225. Both are 4.3 liters. Is there a way to get the 200 a bump in HP?
  5. I'll be watching this post. Thought of this often as we boat in Pittsburgh and there is also great biking. Love to combine the two.
  6. My brother in law has the VRX. Love the layout and amenities, including the tower, but not impressed with the performance. Does have a nice top speed, but he seems to get a lot of cavitation and takes a bit a way from the hole shot. He does love it though I still like a prop. Some thoughts and observations: -Parts and service-he's had a couple smaller issues under warranty. The mechanics at the Chaparral dealer he purchased from are not certified to work on and parts take a while at least that's his experience. Everyone works on Volvo and Mercruiser. -He's on a lake that is weedy on the way in. Just like jet skis you have to get underneath to pull the weeds out when you suck them into the screen. Difference is Jet skis you are wet already. Pretty inconvenient in the Spring or if going out to dinner and you don't want to get in the water. He's overheated once when he pulled weeds in too. Haven't seen the issue of pulling rocks or other debris in. -He's an experienced boater and has a tough time in tight spaces docking it. I did too. Always moving when engine is running. I am sure it is a learning curve thing, but after two seasons he still struggles, particularly when it is a bit breezy. -As mentioned above, very loud, much loader then any i/o I have ever been in. Pluses, no prop or out-drive to ding up. I run in the rivers and would love to not worry about that and be able to run in 1.5 feet if need be. The SSI will be great for water sports. If need be add a tower. I am guessing still less money then a VRX. As far as hitting the outdrive when jumping in, I have had an older Chap with little swim deck with active kids for 10 years. Never once has anyone gotten hurt. Not to mention you never get out of boat while running. That was my B-in laws justification, but really never been an issue. Just my 2 cents
  7. Thanks. I will do that.
  8. I will check again, was searching for it on the Garmin site, but could not find. I will do a more detailed search
  9. Thank you
  10. OK so the saga continues. Took a test ride again today and still having issues. Hopefully a smaller one now as the fuel pump was whining. Could not get the boat over 38mph on GPS. Starved for fuel. They are replacing fuel filter and checking pick up. Really like this boat but beginning to wonder if meant to be. Did have good hole shot and was able to get to 4700 RPM, but not topping out, stalling and backfiring. Some questions. Anyone know where I can 2013 SSI owners manual. Searched the forum and found the manual page, but nothing for SSI. Has a built in GPS and want to be familiar with it to see how it works for next test drive.
  11. Appreciate the feedback folks. We backed out of the deal last summer, but boat is still for sale. They told us in the Fall the issue was fixed. May take a look at again. Really clean boat, but we are looking for a bit bigger and a V8. Upside to this is good gas mileage and still an upgrade from my little 4 banger. Posting link here if anyone has any comment. http://www.navcompany.com/preowned?c=166&i=3206
  12. OK folks, been a really long time since i have been on here. Still have my 1996 1830ss. We just agreed to a sale yesterday on a 2013 206ssi. However may have second thoughts and need some help. It has 4.3 e volvo penta -200 with a 19 pitch stainless prop I could not get above 41mph (GPS) and at WOT I was only hitting about 4000rpm. There was three in the boat, and weather was calm. Hole shot was good, but concerned I was not getting to 4400 to 4800 RPM and really thought I would be approaching 50mph with this configuration. Please let me know thoughts on this. I may be backing out of the sale if I can't get a good answer. I really don't think it's the prop pitch as I have seen many accounts of similar boats with a 19 pitch prop. Otherwise boat is beautiful, great shape and hours are low to in range.
  13. Problem Solved....It was the idiot switch (ME). As I said I had installed a new stereo, when I put the speakers in I never soldered the connections and they had come loose. I pulled the speakers to solder and in the process hit the kill switch on the throttle. But while on topic, is there any fuses for the gauges or panel? I could only find the block for the radio under dash.
  14. Getting boat ready this am to go out, before I pulled from the garage I clicked the key to check for gas level, no gauges. Everything else seems to work, lights, blower, radio, engine cranks, but no gauges. Looked for fuse for it, but could not find. I have read some posts and will begin looking for a loose wire. I did rececently put in a new stereo, but have had out several times and the gauges worked fine. Let me know any thoughts on this. 1996 1830ss.