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  1. i know someone that used UShip... gotta great price and it was shipped problem free. make sure you check the shippers references. If you can be flexible about the delivery and the transporter can find a backhaul (something to haul when they drop your boat off in Southern Cal. ). you should be able to negotiate a good price. Uship.com; used to let you review previous shipments for boats, and you could see distance and the Fee.
  2. i could be in the market for a 26-28 foot cuddy (maybe express cruiser) in a few years, but not much around. And with CruiserYachts retiring the 279, theres even less.
  3. https://greatlakesskipper.com/boat-mercury-trim-panel-205-00203-a-chaparral-204-ssi-2005
  4. I looked at data on fuelly.com , and notice the same 3 MPG differential. Manufacturers dont publish mpg data for 3/4 tons, but they do give you a larger fuel tank.
  5. the new 1/2 ton trucks can tow alot these days. check the manufacturers specs. Axle ratio and engine make a difference. its gonna cost you more up front for a 3/4 ton and down the road with the decreased mpg.
  6. i believe that is the engine. 2.20 is the gear ratio click "continue to americas" on below link https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/br/engines/inboard-and-sterndrive/mercruiser/350-mag--377-mag-/#specifications
  7. A friend of mine used USHIP from NY to FL, it was only about $850, slightly bigger boat. They can do low rates like that because they get a backhaul (they have arranged for a new load at or near their destination). My old mechanic told me, not to buy a boat that was in saltwater. Some on this site will disagree. I have a friend in florida, that keeps his on a lift. he is very meticulous. After EVERY ride, he does a flush and a spray down the boat. even if we are going to use the boat the next day, he still does the flush and spray down. boat looks great. i have the overboard discharge option, i just keep it off(toilet flushes to holding tank) i think you be mixing up engine size and HP 300 hp = 350 mag (5.7 liter) 320 hp = 377 (6.2 liter) 380 hp = 502 (8.2 liter)
  8. this link may help. http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/general-q/325604-8-2l-impeller-replacement.html When i did mine on my 8.1 volvo penta, i compressed the new impeller with a zip tie. it made getting it in the housing alot easier. cut the zip tie after its inserted, of course
  9. Kinger1214's post from july 29, may help answer some of the questions here: I own a 2002 235 Ssi and experienced a knocking noise yesterday. The sound is only noticeable under a load! No noise while in neutral and revving, Purrs like a kitten. Also no noise while cruising at around 10 MPH. Only hear it while the boat is under a load. A few people have mentioned maybe water in the fuel. Any suggestions??
  10. its really not much more deer to go with the 240 or 250 hp. if you buy the 200hp and decide you need more, then it will cost alot. You wont her many people say I bought too big of an engine.
  11. i believe your current truck is rated to tow 10,000 lbs, maybe more. doesnt sound like you need it. but if you like new toys, and who doesn't, and you got the cash....why not
  12. this is the one i have in my 2006 , maybe you have it too. see page 9 for troubleshooting http://www.southerncalmarine.com/products/sanitation/sealand-vacuflush-systems/sealand-vacuflush-toilets/sealand-140-series-vacuflus/140-series-manual.pdf
  13. need more detail. what is included in your 2 charges. I pay 240 deer for engine winterization that includes fluid changes. I winterize my water systems and cover it my self. i do the startup stuff myself. I assume you will be going to a twin engine boat, so that will add some .
  14. i just tried it for 4 different chap models, all of them had merc and volvo power options. there was always 1,2 or 3 more volvo options than merc. i am using Google chrome for a browser.
  15. troubleshooting guide for your actuator is in this manual. check it out, it has some suggestions: http://www.trailmastertrailers.com/pdf/UFP Actuator Maintenance.pdf