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  1. Just an idea ! Ask the dealer if trailer bunks can be adjusted to lower boat ride hight on trailer . You never know unless you ask .
  2. I have seen the special duo prop scocket made out of a few different things. Chain link fence post, Pipe of different types, and now a stainless rod holder. All aer nice idea if it works and saves your beer funds. It is simple to make only if you take your time . Find the right pipe, remove outside prop, mate pipe up flush to inner prop nut. Use a sharpie and mark layout of where you need cut pipe to fit special nut. Use a drumal to cut out your marks . You can use a pipe wrench with your new tool or fit a tight scocket inside pipe and tack weld together. Goodluck
  3. Tom mabe revenge on a tela marketer it's full of ideas and funny each time I listen to it .
  4. Hello I want to check my lower unit with low psi 5 max . I need to make one first . I would like to see what others use or have made up thanks
  5. Lately Amazon is calling to update records SCAM to get your information . Now I try to get a date with the caller man or woman it really flips the conversation around when you do it with tact it takes the caller a bit to see what you are doing then ! We giggle like little girls after trying to drag the call on once they figure out what you are doing with them
  6. Ok what happened did you get it out or give up? It's 2 weeks have past please inform us as to the out come thanks
  7. Check the fill hose from inside engine bay squeeze the hose you should be able to feel it inside the hose . Remove hose clamps to remove hose remove tool from hose good luck
  8. Just wondering what your trash receptacle set up is looking for new Ideas ? It really bothers me to see beer cans in the water and having to fetch someone else trash out let's keep it clean
  9. The better auto paint supply house will color match the paint for you custom match and body shops will to good luck
  10. Yes I keep a hidden key on my boat to plan for the unplanned loss of key while out and about
  11. Seen this good one ship for brains
  12. I have a 2007 chaparral 235 ssi with the volvo penta 5.0 and there is a problem with volvo and there electric fuel pumps around 1000 to 1500 fix for new pump . at lower rpm the pump it hot to touch and wines internal screens plug is the cause of this
  13. Presta super cut compound is what I used on all fiberglass came across it from a corvette club then finish off with good wax of your choice.
  14. What other boating sites do you surf other than the chaparral form.
  15. How to get in like a boss that's ausom
  16. I bought my boat sound system from ABT Electronic in ILLINOIS can't tell you how ausom there customer service is outstanding. I did the installation myself. They called me 3 times to see if I was happy with my purchase. Head unit with blue tooth Kenwood , 2 amps JL Audio, 4 JL Audio speaker, 2 JL Auido subs, 2 Kenwood remotes round fit factory holes. I love it rocks.
  17. My shop is heated where I keep my boat in storage . I always run a winterizing antifreeze in block as a rust preventer and you never want to mess with mother nature one freeze is all it takes to trash your motor. So it boils down to how muck is your block worth to you ?
  18. I am looking to replace the current carpets on the boat . wondering how you make a template of carpet that is stretched in areas and shrunken in other areas. Seen a youtube guy use plastic. Tryed it and it's a joke bad idea.
  19. Wow was quoted 1200 for basket weave style infinity carpet 6ft by 6 ft piece with binding on edge that's 33.00 a square feet. Guess I need to look at other carpet shops
  20. I spend any free time tinker with projects over winter heat goes up to 70 when I am in there and it's 10 below zero outdoors . The insulation is very efficient. Just like working in tshirts in warm shop during winter. Ii hope I answers your question
  21. Mine is stored same as yours indoors everything open a few days to dry than close up everything only after I check it is all dryer out . In winter I will leave the engine hatch open for weeks at a time no problem my battery is turned off unless I am working on it. Shop stays heated to min of 50 in winter season.
  22. That's what I found using plastic it moves stretching just not very accurate template for me ! Was thinking paper maybe? Just can't see through like plastic. I might just take boat to snap in capet in Niles ,MI. 3 hrs drive to there shop. I am now working very close to there place will stop in over the week to see what there process and products look like anyone ever use them snap in carpets in Michigan
  23. Most postings are when a repair shop does something wrong. I like to hear about the outcome from the good ones how they went over and above what you expected.