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  1. IndyChap

    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    Boat Speedo 54 GPS 49... waaa waaaa... :-(
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    Dual battery install

    That looks familiar :-)
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    So she's been sold.

    So after 17yrs its time to say goodbye to my 2001 216SSi. She is being sold to a good friend of mine so I still get to take care of her and will be out on her a bunch this summer. I will still hang out on the board and I am sure that I will be back in a Chap in the future. Hopefully in FL ;-)
  4. I see the fading on the windshield cockpit cover, and the sunpad looks worn, but rest looks ok.
  5. IndyChap

    Shout out for your favorite lake or river

    Dale Hollow
  6. My 0.02. Cobalt Chap / Bryant (better build quality, BUT dated design) Regal / Sea Ray Monterey
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    Trailer Adjustment?

    Your F150 should handle this boat/trailer no prob. Agree with all and get weighed and then set the tongue weight. My 2003 Expedition (5.4L) towed my 2001 216SSi without any problems... typical 65mph on 5hr trips through the KY and Tenn mountains.
  8. IndyChap

    220 SSi, Subwoofer placement options

    I dont have a 220 by my 216 is similar.
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    Ski Locker Storage will NOT drain

    It will drain great... on the trailer... :-/
  10. IndyChap

    exhaust shutters

    Remove the Y pipe and shake upside down?? prob not what you want to hear....
  11. IndyChap

    Oil change pump out

  12. IndyChap

    Replacement Hatches...? 2000 196 SSI

    +1 with others that finding replacement parts will be hard and/or $$$. I would try to repair the anchor, and ski locker with the methods mentioned above. The engine cover should be easy fix with new "gas lifts". I got mine on iboat and they were cheap! The hinge may need some work as I believe that chap used screws instead of through bolting. Should not be too hard to replace some of the screws with through bolts. My 2001 216 is similar layout
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    New Member

    Welcome aboard! https://flic.kr/p/K1M9MV
  14. IndyChap

    Swim platform for 2000 196ssi

    I added the Chap OEM platform (purchased from Sheperd) on my 2001 216SSi. Best addition I ever made to a boat. I had better picts of the full install but photobucket lost all that... My 2001 216 is on the right and friends 2006 220 on the left.
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    Anyone have a 2000 chapparal 205 SSE

    So I have a 2001 216 SSI dont know if these bimini picts will help.. sorry the boat is still FROZEN away in storage... <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/152505950@N07/39303119324/in/dateposted-public/" title="IMG_3058"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4751/39303119324_48e6a534d9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_3058"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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    Dale Hollow 7/21-7/24

    I have been going to DH for the past 16 yrs. Sadly the DNR has shut down the cliff jumping in 2017. The cliffs are just south-east of Sunset Marina. We have stayed at Sunset and now have access to a house at Star Point. Dale Hollow is my favorite lake.
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    Which lakes would you travel 5+ hours for?

    Its prob 8hrs for you but you should seriously look at Dale Hollow TN and Cumberland KY.
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    Plenty of fun without a tower... however once you get more than 1-2 boards "in" the boat... tripping over boards and stubbing your toes on boards sux...
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    2000 216 ssi shift issue

    +1 Wingnut, prob the original rear shift cable and after 16yrs it needs to be replaced. Also let me know if you have other questions on your 2000 216. I have a 2001. (original owner)
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    You wish you could boat over here!

    Dale Hollow Lake TN - clean, warm water! not my drone videos Houseboat trip with 3 families couple of years ago.
  21. IndyChap

    Samson Edge tower- pics.

    EricGT, if you could post a shot directly from the back would be great. I want to add a tower to my 01 216SSi.... BUT I have 2 challenges... the roof of my slip (vertical clearance) and the poles that hold the roof up dont leave a lot of room (side -side). I like how your racks are mounted high and on an angle... might just work. what I have to work with.
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    Alpha 1 oil

    I would do it myself and make sure IT IS DONE RIGHT... sorry but I see far to many times with friends and slip neighbors where the "marina" "tech" short cuts... I can do oil change AND gear lube change on my 5.7L Alpha in about 1hr. Although EVERY year I say I am going to install a remote oil filter.... (my boat is a 2001.... no remote oil filter... my 48yr old back lets me know its displeasure every year...)
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    Alpha 1 oil

    With your Alpha (I have as well) you need to use the Merc Quicksilver high perf outdrive oil. I would not use anything else with this outdrive. I change the outdrive fluid every season regardless of hours (typically I put 50 - 75hrs on per season). You will need the pump that attaches to the bottle and screws into the drain hole at the bottom of the outdrive (you fill from the bottom UP). I don't remember the capacity but I think its just over 2 bottles. I always have a partial bottle left over that I then keep in the boat. NOT unusual to need to top up the reservoir the first trip or 2 after a change.
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    Best way to drill into fiberglass????