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  1. rreale

    Cover for just storing boat

    Well, it catches alot of snow on the topside. i brush it off after every snowstorm
  2. rreale

    Cover for just storing boat

    i bought my cover from Darren its a little bit of work to get on. And it leaves a little bit of residue behind. https://photos.app.goo.gl/n6Wr4oa7b7uLY6i36
  3. rreale

    Cover for just storing boat

    I bought a custom made Fisher canvas for my 255. It was used for 3 years , then the guy bought a radar arch and couldnt use it anymore. It is made out of Army duck. It works pretty good. It requires 3 16 foot 2x4's and some string. It is for Storage not trailering. New it is over 1200 http://www.fishercanvas.com
  4. rreale

    VP DP- s banging/clanking

    my mechanic will take drive apart soon. he did notice the noise got louder when you trimmed the outdrive up
  5. rreale

    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    With the weight of the trailer, you will most likely be over capacity. occasional short distances may be ok. make sure the trailer brakes work, lots of times they dont. if that boat has a big block, add another 200 lbs. if you have a tranny problem and you try to warranty it, it may not be covered if they find out.
  6. rreale

    VP DP- s banging/clanking

    First time driving the boat in 3 weeks today. After cruising at 3k rpm for 15 minutes, a clanking/banging sound develops. with hatch open it sounds like its coming from the outdrive below the water line. The noise doesnt have a regular patter. clank pause clank, or clank clank long pause clank. couldn't find anything that attached to boat (rope, trees, other debris). limped back to port. when you cruise under 1k rpm there is no clank, go above 1 k and the clank comes back. 2006 chap 255 8.1 (375hp) DP-S 340 hours any ideas ok to drive under 1k?
  7. rreale

    New trailer advice please

    that would be alot of gear. 6300 is more than enough. BUT, if you think there is a good possibility that you good upgrade in size in a few years, then get the bigger one. that way you would only be in the market for a boat and not both
  8. rreale

    Hull Cleaning

    Acid based work well. it burns when you get it in yours or any open cuts you may have. I usually try to wipe it off when i pull it out of the lake in the fall. But you need to do it quick , before it drys on.
  9. rreale

    Engine turns over but will not start

    Check the kill again. disconnect it and reconnect it. move shifter forwared and reverse a couple of times. make sure it hard clicks into neutral....seen it work before
  10. rreale

    JBL head unit upgrade: update

    The MR16 does https://prospecelectronics.com/pub/media/wysiwyg/manuals/MR16.pdf
  11. rreale

    JBL head unit upgrade: update

    i bought this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Milennia-Marine-Bluetooth-adaptor-MILBTREC-/142367095342 you will need 2 free AUX ports on the back of your stereo. and make sure the "switched" power wire,usually the red one as a power source.
  12. rreale

    Nasty Sewer Smell - Jabsco Manual Pump Head

    Some people in this forum have added a charcoal filter https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Holding-Filter-Replacement-SaniGard/dp/B00QXF3YP4 you would have to cut the vent line and instert it. I just add 2 or 3 ounces of the blue stuff, and it seems to work for me. My boat didnt come with a charcoal filter, i doubt yours did either
  13. rreale

    JBL head unit upgrade: update

    If you just want bluetooth. you can add a bluetooth dongle. Clarion and Kenwood make marine stereos, but the remotes are proprietary and most likely a different size and shape of your existing remotes.
  14. rreale

    power steering pump line cap

    I need Part number 2 above. The name of the part is "cap" part 3 is a hose clamp. mine is leaking, i tightened the clamp but that didnt help. appears to be a 1 inch long pvc hose that is sealed off at the end. any ideas where i can find that? thx.
  15. rreale

    Beginner Advice - 1992 Chaparral 2200SLC

    For a 27 year old boat it looks nice, from the one pic. Have your shop go over it good. check compression, vibration, bellows, look for leaks, etc etc. Make sure they check the trailer (frame, brakes, electrical). If you buy it and then the engine goes... it may not be worth fixing. good luck.