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  1. Sold my Chaparral, propset has about 30 hours on it never been damaged $900 + $45 to ship
  2. If anyone is looking for a Hill Marine 24 pitch 4 by Four message me. I have a slightly used set.
  3. botrdav

    CARPET SNAPS

    Thanks a very good solution.
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    CARPET SNAPS

    I have not washed them yet. I do have the tool to install the snap to the carpet which I have replaced with snaps from the dealer where I purchased and the snaps are right from Chaparral. The snaps in the floor are pop riveted in place which the problem is as from being pulled out from the wind the hole has been bored a bit.
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    CARPET SNAPS

    Yes there is a clear plastic strip on the top ( carpet side ) snap.
  6. botrdav

    CARPET SNAPS

    The snaps that I have been replacing are the same ones that Chaparral as someone from the dealership shipped me a bunch of them which told me that it must be an issue on other boats.
  7. botrdav

    CARPET SNAPS

    I have a 246 SSI which is only 3 years old now. We ordered the boat with the optional grass weave carpeting. Since the second season I have been replacing the snaps on the piece of carpet that is furthest in the back of the boat. Yesterday we took the boat and while driving the piece of carpet almost left the boat as it was only being held in place with one snap. I took the carpet off the snap and we were thinking of how to secure the carpet as the snaps are failing. I call Reeds where we purchased it and they want me to send them a few photos to check if it may be a warranty issue. My question is has anyone secured their carpeting with something other then snaps, glue, velcro or some other product as if the snaps are replaced they will be prone to failure again. Thanks for any replies.
  8. Rooster tail very common on bassboats and high performance boats where the motors are mounted a bit higher. What happens when trimmed out too high one blade will leave water then slap the water and cause the tail in turn you usually lose top end speed but it looks cool.
  9. My opinion is to go with the tow mirrors as you will actually have 2 mirrors on each side with the curved mirror being lower and when you power the mirrors out then you will see the difference you see so much more. I tried both mirrors and am very glad we chose the trailer mirrors.
  10. We have had our 2016 Lariat F 150 for about a month now and we love it. I think it will pull 12,200 # but I am just pulling about half with ease. Make sure you get the larger trailering mirrors that extend out further and fold remotely really helps when going through a drive through. The backup assist is great, tow haul mode is an asset. I was shocked to see how much power the 3.5 has.
  11. botrdav

    New Props

    We have the 246SSI With the Merc 350 Mag 300 hp and Bravo 3 drive with the 4 / 3 prop set at 24 pitch. Top speed with 2 adults and a full tank is 50.8 on gps and 5000 to 5100 rpm. With a few conversations with Hill owner and son they suggest to stay with the 24 pitch. They state with the merc set the first prop makes too much bubbles which makes the back prop to slip too much and it loses push. If anyone is interested they have 10% off props until the 12th.
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    New Props

    I just ordered a prop set from Hill Marine the Bravo 3 Four x 4 can't wait to try them out. Present set oem Merc set would not let me trim up to a 1/4 up without bumping the rev limiter.
  13. Actually we have the 246SSI. We love the truck, we went to order a XLT and wound up with a loaded up Lariat but no complaints this thing has everything. I pulled our boat out of heated storage and at 30 degrees I think the boat was a bit mad at me. I honestly can't believe that a V6 can pull that boat without breaking a sweat it is rated at 12,200 and we are at about half that. Up hill from a stop no problem it is like there was no boat behind me. And the pro trailer backup assist is the eighth wonder of the world. After going through the 10 minute measurements and calibrations you put it in reverse and turn a small dial and the system puts the trailer right where you want it. I am in awe with this truck can do. Again I am just shocked with what a 3.5 V6 eco boost is capable of.
  14. My last boat was a 23 foot Interceptor from Caravelle with a 496 equipped with captains call. when open they were very loud, when I would start it up at the launch everyone would look to see where that tone came from. I drove the same boat with a 350 with same exhaust and the tone was not there. If you don't have a big block the exhaust sound is not there. Some people will like the sound of a 350 with open exhaust until you go by a big block. These are just my thoughts I could have ordered our 246 with the exhaust but after having the big block tone there is no comparison. Again just my thoughts!
  15. Thanks, we will be picking it up tomorrow and looking forward to pulling our Chaparral to the lake.
  16. Thanks for all the input the truck has an electric locking 3:55
  17. We just ordered a new ford F 150 with the 3.5 eco boost. We have the 246 SSI. The truck will have all the trailering goodies. My main question is has anyone with this truck and motor combo had any trailering issues. I have seen the truck with this motor pulling some 28 footers but have never had the opportunity to ask how it pulls. They tout this motor as the 8th wonder of the world, It is difficult to rationalize this as I have always towed with v-8s any likes or dislikes on this combo will be appreciated.
  18. I have been boating for quite awhile now and I have never had to winch a boat you just need to be very confident in driving the boat onto the trailer I drive it right to the stop and just have to put on hook and tighten it up and put on safety chain it helps to have someone on shore to let you know how far you need to go to to stop point.
  19. botrdav

    246 SSi

    Great purchase last year we ordered our 246 with the black band also I ordered the tower but we decided against it as we have quite a lot of low bridges to go under. Almost ordered the exhaust but our previous boat had a 496 big block and that note is hard to match. The boat we almost ordered and the Chaparral beat out was a 25 foot Cobalt I got into the bones of both boats and after buying 10 new boats I have learned what to look for and the Chaparral came out on top and it also saved me a few bucks. You will thoroughly enjoy your purchase.
  20. Thanks Chrome worked flawlessly.
  21. I am stumped I have posted photos in many other forums I frequent but this forum has me totally stumped. Nomatter what I do I can only get a very small thumbnail. I have a photobucket account and a Smugmug account. I have read about all the help postings I could find. https://lh3.googleus...c42/Chap244.jpg This link I followed to the letter and was only able to post 1 small thumbnail any additional photos would not post. I brought the photo size to under 20.0 kb as anything larger would not post. I can't figure how other members post such nice large photos and more then one. Any help would be appreciated as stated this has me stumped.
  22. We love the Sea Dek on our boat. We purchased a 246 SSI last year and we ordered the Sea Dek on the swim platform. After taking her out and swimming I noticed it was a bit slippery getting in the boat from the swim platform. I called up Sea Dek about putting their product in our boat in 3 areas coming into the boat from the platform. They sent me the layout kit and that was easy. The problem was that Chaparral has 2 proprietary colors and our boat had one of them. After a lot of calls and emails with Sea Dek and Robin at Chaparral we got the ok. They made and sent me the product and it was very easy to install I recommend watching the You Tube install
  23. The vacu-flush was one of the must have options when we ordered our 246. It is great no worries about heading to a dock when you are anchored. The pump out is very easy it does not use a lot of water. You will need the blue liquid or tablets to avoid odors. From what friends have told me they never use their porta potti because of the smell and I didn't feel good about carrying around and dumping someone elses body waste.
  24. Original question has no motor preference, just a chap promo warranty question.
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