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  1. rreale

    2018 chevy traverse

    ON the build and price configurator, you need to order the "trailering equipment" option, which forces you to choose "heavy duty cooling". there is probably a package, like "High Country" that includes both and more. if you click the "i" for info on the trailering equipment option, you will see 5000 lbs towing capacity . you can go to traverseforum.com and read comments from other traverse owners about towing
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    2018 chevy traverse

    3100 lb boat, 1000 lb (probably less) trailer 500 lbs gas and gear. i would try it. hopefully you don't tow that far. not gonna win any races
  3. rreale

    Grilling at the dock?

    I dont recall seeing a marina on my lake, allowing grilling at the dock. Away from the dock .. i see that all the time. grilling on a boat while on the hook in a bay...i see that alot. But If i owned that marina, I would say NO WAY. something goes wrong there will be lawsuits flying everywhere.
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    Can I use a home Depot faucet

  5. rreale

    Grilling at the dock?

    I would be surprised if the marina allows you to do that. I would also check with your insurance company to see if you are covered in the event of an accident.
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    Towing Survey/Question

    4700 lb dry boat, add 1200 for an aluminum trailer, add 500-700 for gear and gas. approx 6500 lbs. new 1500 can tow (depending on configuration) upto 12,500 lbs. . but it sounds like you want to get a new big toy. have fun
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    Trailer/Bunk Question

    Yeah, why do you have 2 different size bunks. one is higher than the other. I moved my bunks an inch or 2 towards the middle, when i had this problem. When I look at the Road King website, I see all bunks covered in black carpet, so I was thinking the smaller one was original(the fact that the boat is a 206, also helped me come to that conclusion. Either way, get 2 same size bunk boards.
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    The 2007 Chap brochure refers to Signatures as "cruisers", i would think yours would be considered a "express cruiser" which is probably the same as a pocket cruiser. The brochures also referred to the 275, 255, 235 and 215 SSi boats as cuddies. You have an aft cabin. i never saw a cuddy with an aft cabin.
  9. rreale

    Anywhere I can get replacement counter top material?

    sounds like you may need a new faucet: https://www.overtons.com/Pumps-Plumbing/Fresh-Water-Systems/Faucets
  10. rreale

    Towing 285 SSI

    From what i can see, it appears that you should be able to move the winch stand forward. BUT, that will change your weight distribution and tongue weight. which model trailer is it. i Have the VATB-7225 for a 255 ssi, hopefully that boat has the VATB-8725, which can carry 8725 pounds.
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    GMC Yukon pull a 236 SSI?

    I would think it could easily do it.
  12. rreale

    What replacement latch

    i believe this is a part you need, its also on ebay: https://greatlakesskipper.com/hydra-sport-hs22307851-southco-mi-62-8-nb-silver-stainless-steel-boat-latch
  13. rreale

    Interior Seat Repair

    if you mean the size of the end of your pinky, just get some liquid vinyl repair to fill in the hole, that what i do. if you mean the length of your pinky, you may need an upholstery shop. I have seen videos or repairs for a 4 inch tear, looks ok but it was made by the manufacturer. either way you should get it taken care of before something catches on it and makes it tear into a bigger hole.
  14. I had a B3 in my 1996. it leaked about 6 -8 ounces every year. one year my mechanic put the seal rebuild kit on it. didn't really help much. then a few years later it stopped leaking. it didnt appear to leak into the bilge.
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    Help me make the right boat choice

    3 to 4 foot chop with a 22 foot open bow, be careful.