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Giddyup28

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  • Birthday 11/26/1968

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  1. Well, I removed the side upholstered panel, drilled a large hole to access the cleat bolts, and reinstalled the cleat. All is well now. Thanks for the input.
  2. I don't think there's any chance that I will fit in the storage compartment after removing the bow cushion. I'm 6'2". I think I'm going to try to remove the side upholstered panel and go from there.
  3. I have a 2008 Chaparral 224. One of the cleats in the bow came off. I found all of the bolts, washers, etc.. My question is, how in the heck do you get your arm and tool in that area in order to reinstall it? It looks impossible. Has anybody replaced a cleat in this area? If so, how'd you do it? Thanks, Doug
  4. #%^$&%$ I love this forum. Lots of great info here. I really appreciate it. I have a Chap 224 Sunesta so we can use that for exploring. I like the idea of finding a secluded beach and parking it there for the week. Phillbo, how long does it take to get that beach you're talking about at the far end of Last Chance coming from Wahweap in a houseboat?
  5. Boaters, It's on my bucket list to houseboat on Lake Powell. We are kicking around the idea of going around the middle of June 2018. If any of you have any experience with Powell, please share. Also, I have a few questions: 1. Is that a good time of year to go? 2. We are thinking about going with another family. That will make 10-12 of us on a houseboat. I've looked at several websites that rent houseboats. With that many people, is a houseboat that sleeps 10-12 sufficient, or do I go bigger or smaller? 3. I'm driving from southern California. Is there a certai
  6. I found this in my boat and have no idea what it is. Any clue?
  7. Hatem, That is exactly what I'm looking for. Do you know who makes that thing? Doug
  8. Boaters, I just bought a new house that has an RV parking spot where I'm gonna park my boat. It's a pretty tight space so I don't think I will be able to use my truck to maneuver the boat where I want it. Do you guys recommend any certain brand of those power towers that you use with your hands? I know some are gas powered an others are electric. I have a 2008 224. Thanks for your input. Doug
  9. How do I post those nice, big pictures that I see on this forum. Every time I post a picture it comes up as an "attached file" and is really tiny. I'm lost. Doug
  10. I've heard of this at Lake Havasu, in a place they call the Channel. The Channel is where a bunch of people just park their boats, float in the water, and party all day. The water is warm, shallow, and pretty stagnant. I'm sure the odds of anybody catching this are the same as winning the lottery but it's still out there.
  11. We used different lengths of rope so the boarders on the outside can get further away from the boarders on the inside. Both me and my buddy (the guys on the outside) are really experienced boarders and we were able to get away from the inside boarders right when we got on plane. It was also easier to untangle the ropes in case we fell. I don't know if it was the right thing to do but it worked for us.
  12. Mertzer, I was thinking about that. The 2 kids that were attached to the tower had a combined weight of about 160 pounds. My thought was that I weigh more than that and my tower has no problem holding me. I would like some advice on that also. Doug
  13. Yes Joe, a lot less drag. If it were four of us on single skis I doubt that my boat could pull us up. But with the wakeboards it was a non event. Yes Roy, two on the tower and one each eye-lid. We actually got up on the first try. Good times. Doug
  14. We got four of us up behind our 224 this trip. Awesome.
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