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  1. go here and click on eye straps, that should show you some windshield options. check the other links for the round side mount, it could go by another name. i checked the cecilmarine and the chaparral parts guide, but couldnt find it. http://www.taylormadeproducts.com/cgi-bin/catalog.pl?cat_id=12
  2. there are some on ebay, aluminum frame... just search for chaparral 236 bimini. Rnr-marine.com had some stainless steel ones. about 300 extra (so 740 ish) my stainless steel one wobbles occasionally. Not supposed to go over 25.
  3. hello, I did a quick google for 235's for sale, and you are very HIGH. I also looked on NADA, and i got a much lower book value. Its and 18 year old boat, would you pay what you belive the adjusted resale value is ? If its not a salt water boat, that should help increase the value. Well, it does where I live, I know others will disagree with me. Make sure the boat looks CLEAN. I looked at some dirty boats in the past....didnt buy them. I bought the clean ones.
  4. i like using a heavy duty spray degreaser. spray it in, let it set, park it on an incline, rinse thoroughly. if you have a forward bilge you need to do the same there.
  5. I wish my boat had the smallest engine available......Said no boat owner EVER!!!!!!
  6. 6 gallons on the 255 ssi. fresh water is 10 gallons
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. https://greatlakesskipper.com/boat-mercury-trim-panel-205-00203-a-chaparral-204-ssi-2005
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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)
  14. 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
  15. 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??